Shoppers are offered more dining choices

Houndshill, Blackpool.
Houndshill, Blackpool.
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Blackpool town centre is set for a triple investment in new eating out experiences.

A new first floor food court is being created inside the resort’s Houndshill shopping centre, anchored by Burger King, while Ed’s Easy Diner, part of a national chain of retro-styled eateries, will open in the main mall at the end of August.

Meanwhile Italian chain Prezzo is due to open in one of the Houndshill units in Victoria Street.

The centre’s new food court will also include Mexican street food chain El Taco Loco, Rooster’s Southern Fried Chicken and Real Cafe.

Existing coffee shop Café Fresch is relocating from the food court to Victoria Street.

Ilan Goldman from Catalyst Capital which owns the Houndshill centre, said: “It’s fantastic to see our plans to improve Houndshill’s leisure offer finally coming to fruition.

“The addition of Prezzo, Ed’s Diner and the Burger King anchored food court provides our customers with a wide range of dining experience to cater for all tastes.

“We expect to announce further new additions to our leisure offer in the coming months.”

Chief executive of Ed’s Easy Diner Andrew Guy said: “Houndshill shopping centre represents a great opportunity for Ed’s, further extending our reach into the North West.

“We’ll be working closely with employment charity Springboard, hiring around 25 new staff from the surrounding area.“ 

Lamen Reddy, Operations Director for CPL Foods said: “We are thrilled to be opening a new food court.

“We have been really impressed with the shopping centre and the town since our first visit. We’re really looking forward to opening soon.”

Last week it was revealed national chain Las Iguanas is investing £1m in a new restaurant and bar at the junction of the Promenade and Church Street.