Hammerson announces that Denny’s, the American diner, is due to open its first restaurant in the UK at Parc Tawe in Swansea. The retail and leisure park is currently undergoing a £15 million redevelopment which will completely transform the park, providing over 200,000 sq. ft. of contemporary new shops and restaurants that will sit alongside the retained Odeon cinema, Tenpin bowling alley, new format Toys R Us, Mothercare, Office Outlet and a Plantasia leisure hot house attraction.
Denny’s is an American favourite and one of the world’s largest full-service family dining chains with over 1,700 restaurants across the world. Originally founded in 1953, the restaurant has become famous for its ‘come as you are,’ welcoming atmosphere. The diner serves a full menu including pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, milkshakes and burgers such as the fan favourite “Slamburger” which is topped with hash browns, eggs and bacon.
The restaurant, which will bring “high quality, high value and extraordinary customer service” to the UK is slated to open its 4,000 sq. ft. location at Parc Tawe at the end of 2017.
Ideally located at the gateway to the centre of the city, the redeveloped Parc Tawe retail park will act as a catalyst for the future growth of Swansea as a key retail destination in the region. This is supported by the increased amount of investment and development taking place in the local area, including the planned St David’s city centre development and Swansea University’s continued expansion.
Andrew Berger-North, UK Director of Retail Parks at Hammerson, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Denny’s to the UK. The signing of such an exciting and highly-anticipated brand as Denny’s is testament to Parc Tawe’s appeal and our plans to create a leading, contemporary and attractive retail destination for Swansea.
“We know there is a great deal of excitement for the opening and we look forward to welcoming customers to dine in the UK’s very first Denny’s American Diner.”