Punch Taverns PLC, the owner of over 3,000 licensed premises in the UK, and Boparan Ventures Limited, owner of Harry Ramsden’s, the iconic British brand, world famous for its fish and chips, have formed a trading partnership within which they will jointly invest in selected sites across the Punch estate as part of the ongoing expansion programme for Harry Ramsden’s.
Punch CEO, Duncan Garrood, said: “Fish and chips are incredibly popular in British pubs and we are delighted to work with a company which shares our passion for offering the very best quality food and experiences for our customers. This partnership gives us the opportunity to bring together Great British Pub hospitality and the most famous British Fish and Chips brand in key locations across our estate. We have agreed an initial period of exclusivity and are now in the process of identifying suitable sites of which the first two are scheduled to launch in early 2016.”
Joe Teixeira, CEO of Harry Ramsden’s commented: “Our strategic and ongoing objective is to increase the visibility and accessibility of Harry Ramsden’s outlets across the UK therefore we are delighted to partner with Punch Taverns in this new venture, which will play a key role in allowing us to achieve that particular ambition. Punch Taverns’ great pubs are at the heart of their local communities so this new partnership presents an ideal opportunity for us to engage with our traditional customer base and even more significantly, introduce the Harry Ramsden’s brand to a whole new generation.”