New Orleans quarter at intu Trafford Centre

Bill’s in at Trafford Centre

Bill’s Restaurant has agreed a 20-year lease on a 2,600 sq ft unit in the New Orleans section of the intu Trafford Centre’s food court.

A spokesman for Bill’s Restaurant said: “As well as its retail, intu Trafford Centre is well known for its dining and leisure attractions. It has one of the highest footfalls of any shopping centre outside London, making it the obvious choice for a new Bill’s Restaurant.”

The new operator will be joining the Mardi Gras pub, operated by JD Wetherspoon, and the Bandstand, which hosts live music every Friday and Saturday night.

Bill’s Restaurant will be close to new Coast to Coast and Wagamama restaurants, with all three due to open in autumn 2015. In recent months, nearby Café Rouge, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Zizzi have also had major refits.

Julian Wilkinson, regional director of intu, said: “Customers today want great dining and leisure attractions as well as top retail brands like Selfridges, Hamleys and Hollister. That’s why Bill’s Restaurant will be such a great addition to the centre. We have an impressive 31 million footfall with each customer looking for compelling experiences that means they will visit more often and stay for longer.”

intu Trafford Centre contains 60 restaurants, cafes and bars and more than 200 shops.

Cushman & Wakefield acted for intu.

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