Tortilla moves to Liverpool ONE

Mexican restaurant brand Tortilla has taken a 2,200 sq ft unit in Liverpool ONE's Lord Street, and is set to open for business in mid-November.

Offering a selection of burritos and tacos, Tortilla currently trades from 18 locations across the UK with plans to have 21 sites by the end of the year.

The Lord Street space was formerly occupied by Bijou Brigitte, which now operates predominantly online.

Miles Dunnett, head of asset management at Grosvenor Liverpool Fund, said: "Tortilla is an excellent addition to Liverpool ONE's great mix of dining brands, which provide a varied selection of cuisine from across the globe. The Liverpool ONE dining offer continues to grow, making it the biggest and most exciting line up of its type in the region.

"The selection of Liverpool ONE by Tortilla to launch their first North West restaurant is a testament to how important the destination is as a landmark for brands expanding across the UK."

The announcement follows what Grosvenor said was a record year for Liverpool ONE's restaurants and cafés, with catering sales up by 10% year-on-year. Other new dining additions in the last six months included Ed's Easy Diner, the first Bill's and TGI Friday's in Liverpool, and the first Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Café-Bar in the North West.

Additionally, performance has been strong for the first six months of the year, with sales increasing by 4.6% overall. The trend continued in July, with sales up by 6.7%.

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