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30 August 2016 | Restaurants

Filthy Cow to moove over as lease comes to market

Specialist business property advisor Christie & Co has been appointed to sell the Leasehold interest in Manchester’s top bar and burger joint Filthy Cow.

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Located on Tib Street, the 72-cover Filthy Cow opened its doors in Manchester in February 2015, taking over the former Lounge Ten restaurant and established a fun, relaxed and informal atmosphere for its diners. Now, the current owner has decided to focus on other businesses interests, and is looking for a new operator to take over the lease.

The concept of Filthy Cow is the brainchild of young entrepreneur Jordan Gallimore who was backed by two existing business owners in Manchester. She had spent 12 months researching the burger world in a quest to recognise where there was a gap in the market, with time also spent in kitchens of various restaurants and diners.

The “farmyard industrial crossed Soho-neon” interior, which includes stripped back floorboards, exposed brickwork and graffiti art, has been a huge hit with the restaurant’s customers and the business has built up an enviable reputation with its clients for providing great quality, locally-produced food offering great value for money.

The trading area of the business is spread across three floors, with the main kitchen and food preparation area located on the ground floor, where this is also free standing seating along one wall and a food service bar.

Following the staircase up to the first floor, there is a split level open trade area with distinctive booth seating and free standing tables and chairs. Continuing on up the staircase to the third floor, there are further seating areas with similar free standing tables and chairs, providing 72 covers in all throughout the property. There is a cellar situated on site below the staircase, alongside customer toilets, staff rooms, and spacious ancillary space for goods.

Ashley Cobban, Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Manchester office is handling the sale and said, “Manchester has seen something of a boom in the burger market in recent years, but this didn’t stop Filthy Cow from boldly claiming that they “change the face of dining in Manchester” and they have certainly lived up to this. They have set the benchmark for a memorable dining experience in a city which has a numerous amount of times been voted the best city to live in the UK.

“The current owner now feels it’s time to sell the business and focus her attentions elsewhere. This presents a fantastic opportunity for a new owner/operator to take over an already established and successful business and continue along its success, further increasing trade and profit.

“Filthy Cow has been a great addition to Manchester and Christie & Co is now looking for someone to take over this well-loved and popular diner.”

Christie & Cow is seeking offers in the region of £25,000 for a quick sale of the leasehold of the business.