Gary Usher announces plans to bolster Elite Bistros by selling shares in the business

16 February 2022 by
Gary Usher announces plans to bolster Elite Bistros by selling shares in the business

Gary Usher has announced plans to raise £2m by selling shares in his restaurant business Elite Bistros to strengthen the business, create a new brand within it and open three further sites.

Posting on Twitter, the winner of the 2021 Restaurateur of the Year – Independent Catey said the Crowdcube raise would launch on 4 April.

Elite Bistros' sites include Sticky Walnut in Hoole, Chester, the first solo restaurant for Usher, which opened in 2011; Burnt Truffle in Heswall on the Wirral, which opened in July 2015; Hispi in Didsbury, south Manchester; Wreckfish in Liverpool; Pinion in Prescot; and Kala in Manchester, which opened in 2019. All sites apart from Sticky Walnut were crowdfunded.

Last year, the group also crowdfunded the launch of an event catering business.

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