Giraffe heads for Glasgow

Tesco-owned restaurant chain to open in city

• The brand is described as “family-friendly”.

A RESTAURANT chain owned by supermarket giant Tesco is set to open its second Scottish outlet in Glasgow city centre.

Giraffe, which has 50 outlets across the UK, including one in Aberdeen, has been confirmed as the first tenant of the 1 West Regent Street office and retail development, which is scheduled for completion in March 2015. The restaurant group, which was founded in 1998 by Juliette and Russel Joffe and Andrew Jacobs and bought by Tesco in 2013, is described as “family friendly” with freshly cooked food served all day.
Russel Joffe, who, together with his co-founders, is said to continue to play an “active role” in the day to day management of the business, said the West Regent Street development was a “clear choice” for Giraffe.
“We’re very excited that we’ve managed to secure such a fantastic and high profile corner unit and can’t wait to get started on our fit out plans,” he said.
James Godfrey of Culverwell, joint letting agent for 1 West Regent Street, said securing Giraffe is “testament to the exceptionally strong leisure market” in Glasgow.