Rushmere Shopping Centre today confirmed that work is now under way to expand its Craigavon site after securing investment commitments from two of the world’s biggest restaurant brands, Nando’s and Five Guys.
Rushmere Shopping Centre manager Martin Walsh said the new restaurants would strengthen an already outstanding retail and catering mix which has helped to power its success for more than 40 years. Nando’s, which currently boasts five outlets in Northern Ireland and is popular for its flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, is committing up to 40 new full and part-time roles for this latest venture.
Five Guys which is known for its expansive range of burger, fries and milk shake options will create around 60 new local jobs at Rushmere.
Rushmere Shopping Centre attracts over 6.5 million visitors a year. The existing 350,000-sq. ft. centre and 120,000 sq. ft. retail park is anchored by Debenhams and Sainsburys. The centre confirmed that two new units with a combined space of more than 7,000 sq. ft. are being developed to accommodate the new family restaurants before they open in the third quarter of this year.
Speaking this week, Rushmere Shopping Centre Manager, Martin Walsh said, "Location, the right retail mix and access to big brands are what our customers enjoy, and we’re delighted to be dramatically increasing our restaurant provision with this outstanding new offer."