Tipsy Chef Street Food has launched a second venue in Preston city centre following the success of its Preston Market Hall restaurant.
Company founder Jay Oates opened his first stall within Preston Market Hall 16 months ago. It proved so successful that a second restaurant, located on Lancaster Road, followed and the opening night was fully booked.
Jay said: "Preston Market Hall was the perfect place to start my business, find my feet and build an amazing customer base. That being said, I always envisioned a bigger location open into the evening, serving wacky cocktails and playing awesome music.
"Our market location is home turf and will always remain open serving up fresh exciting breakfast, brunch and lunches to the city, whilst our restaurant takes over the nighttime service.
“It’s been a hell of ride these past 16 months, I wouldn’t change a thing; our brand is now known throughout Preston and even further afield, we have people visiting us from throughout the country. Thank you to every single person that’s dined with us, liked our posts, and told a friend."
Preston Market Hall, owned and managed by Preston City Council has been the starting platform for several fledging businesses who have gone on to expand and succeed outside the Market Hall.
Coun Freddie Bailey, cabinet member for environment and community safety, said: “A huge congratulations to Jay for this amazing achievement - not only a celebration of his remarkable journey but also of growth within the heart of Preston.
“As a central hub for locals and visitors, Preston Market Hall offers the ideal platform for new and expanding businesses to thrive. With a guaranteed footfall and regular events throughout the year, along with an opportunity to work besides some of Preston’s keystone businesses, such as Livesey’s Butchers.”
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