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Yo Burrito to open restaurant in Preston city centre

Posted on - 8th December, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, News, Preston City Centre, Restaurants
Simon Dunn's cafe has been trading since March 2013 in Friargate Pic: Tony Worrall

Simon Dunn’s cafe has been trading since March 2013 in Friargate Pic: Tony Worrall

A burrito restaurant could be expanding into Preston replacing a chocolate cafe.

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Simon Dunn Chocolatier in Friargate is understood to be trading sporadically and is being eyed up by Yo Burrito.

Yo Burrito currently operates as a takeaway only service from Fylde Road.

A statement from Jamie Palmer says: “The property will trade as a Mexican Burrito cafe/restaurant called Yo Burrito.

“There will be two floors where customers can sit and eat their food, the ground floor (sales area with seating) and also a first floor seating area.

“These areas have most recently been functioning as a coffee shop and chocolatiers (Simon Dunn).”

Mr Palmer, who also runs the Indian Express catering and takeaway in Fylde Road, says the burrito fillings are to be made there and then transferred to the city centre outlet.

A burrito from Yo Burrito

A burrito from Yo Burrito

He goes on to say: “We do not believe there will be any undesirable impact on the sustainability of the shopping area that surrounds the premises.

“We will be investing heavily into this project, and as a result, the outlet will be attractive in its appearance and be a welcome addition to the area.”

The restaurant would be open from 11.30am to 11pm, seven days a week.

Blog Preston has contacted Simon Dunn for comment, but has had no response at time of publication.

Anyone wishing to comment on the plans can do so via the city council website or by emailing devcon@preston.gov.uk quoting reference 06/2015/0975 by Sunday 27 December.

Have you ever had a Yo Burrito? Did you visit Simon Dunn’s? Let us know in the comments below

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