Red Dog is coming to intu Lakeside

AMERICAN barbecue diner, Red Dog American Sandwiches, which has a cult following on social media, has kicked off 2016 by opening a brand new restaurant at intu Lakeside’s award winning food court.

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Red Dog already has popular London restaurants near Old Street and in Clapham and the new store is an exciting addition to the Essex shopping centre.

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Tom Brooke, owner of Red Dog Restaurants, said: “intu Lakeside is one of the best retail and leisure destinations in the UK and the perfect spot for our first out-of-London restaurant. Customers will love our authentic hickory barbeque flavours that come from smokers we’ve imported from America. Brisket, pork shoulder, St Louis cut ribs and hot links sausages. All served straight out of the smoker.”

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The food court at intu Lakeside, which won the Catering and Leisure Destination category in the 2014 BCSC Gold Awards, features 20 top names such as Five Guys, Tortilla, Harpers British Classics, Wasabi, Patisserie Valerie, Thai Express and Nando’s.

Donna Callander, Marketing Manager at intu Lakeside commented “We’re delighted to be the the chosen home of Red Dog’s first restaurant in Essex and Red Dog is the perfect addition to our large food offering. After the food court’s redevelopment we’ve seen our restaurants and eateries growing in popularity and we have no doubt that Red Dog will be a huge success.”

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The 1.44 million sq ft of retail, catering and leisure space at intu Lakeside also includes The Boardwalk, with casual dining overlooking the lake that gives the super-regional prime shopping centre its name. The centre attracts 25 million customer visits annually, and is located within the Lakeside Basin, Europe’s largest integrated retail and leisure destination. intu Lakeside is the biggest local employer, accounting for over 8% of all employment in the area.

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Julian Wilkinson, regional director of intu, said: “Dining and leisure are important parts of our ‘retailtainment’ offer. As well as the food court and The Boardwalk, we have a major leisure extension planned and a 74-room Travelodge hotel in the pre-construction phase. Red Dog is a great addition to intu Lakeside where we’re giving customers much more choice, meaning they have further reasons to visit often and stay longer.”

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Red Dog Restaurants has signed a 10 year lease for 1,900 sq ft of space. Agents for intu Lakeside are Lunson Mitchenall; Red Dog was represented by Restaurant Property.

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