October 25, 2020

Thorpe Park Leeds signs The Burger Priest

The Burger Priest, a successful and expanding restaurant chain, has chosen The Springs at Thorpe Park Leeds to open its eight UK outlet. The niche burger brand offers fully traceable Aberdeen Angus beef, complemented by milkshakes and ice cream.

The Burger Priest will move into a 1,800 sq ft unit adding to the existing food & beverage offer at The Springs, close to the ODEON Luxe Cinema. The Landlord, Thorpe Park Developments Limited has agreed a new ten-year lease on a new lease structure which reacts to the changing economic climate that businesses face within the retail & leisure sectors and forges a more collaborative relationship between the parties.

The Burger Priest Leeds restaurant will be first in the North of England and is expected to generate around 20 new jobs when it opens next month.

The board of directors at The Burger Priest said: “We are thrilled to be opening another The Burger Priest at The Springs Leeds, a new, modern development which fits well with our expanding new brand. we believe our offer of high-quality food at affordable prices will be a great addition at The Springs giving an extra dimension to the dining experience for the wider Leeds community.

“The provenance of our meat is fully traceable and everything on the menu is great quality. We think The Springs is the perfect venue for our next restaurant and we’re looking forward to opening as soon as possible!”

The announcement comes as all stores at The Springs resume normal trading following the Covid-19 restrictions period. This is good news amidst concerns that the retail high street might not withstand a further blow with reduced footfall.

The ODEON Luxe Cinema re-opened last month with the ‘ODEON safer cinema’ experience which includes contactless buying, staggered show times, enhanced cleaning with guest sanitiser stations and reduced seating capacity. 

Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant has also re-opened successfully with new safety measures including a refurbished outdoor terrace and the launch of Gino2Go takeaway service.  

The Springs Leeds is located at the heart of the award-winning mixed-use Thorpe Park Leeds business location, situated in North-East Leeds. The development is home to over 60 businesses and a community of nearly 5,000 workers. Despite the fact that the business park current remains quiet with many business staff still continuing to working from home, The Springs Leeds has not lost out from this doorstep trade as trade has returned to pre-Covid levels.