Megan's to hire 100 new staff and open three further restaurants
Neighbourhood restaurant group Megan's will have more than doubled the size of its portfolio since the start of the pandemic by the end of the year.
The 13-strong brand will open three new sites in Dulwich Village, Richmond and Marlow, Buckinghamshire by December, having started 2020 with seven restaurants.
Further growth plans will see the group, which is predominately located in south-west London and promotes itself as dog-friendly, expand to 22 sites during 2022.
In support of the expansion of the business, Megan's has boosted its management team with the appointment of Christobell Harrington-Jones, previously operations director at Wagamama and Mitchells & Butlers, as operations director, and Adam Truelove, former head of people at Côte Brasserie, as people director.
The group is also currently recruiting an additional 100 staff across its estate and in the support office.
Rod McKie, chairman of Megan's, said: "With such a talented team in place we are excited to be expanding the Megan's quality cafes to more local neighbourhoods over the ensuing months."
The group's focus on supporting the local communities in which each restaurant is highlighted by the launch of its site in Dulwich Village in November, when local neighbours be invited to eat for half price at a launch event and bring their dogs.
Amy Harris, head of marketing at Megan's, said: "We really hope to be the heart of the community and we look forward to getting to know our new neighbours and their pups."