With its first ever restaurant opening in North Yorkshire five years ago, Tomahawk Steakhouse has grown into an established eatery known for its incredible menu of locally sourced meat.
Now, the ever-growing restaurant chain has announced big plans for 25 new venues before the end of the year, and its Rio Brazilian Steakhouse brand is set to open in Altrincham, as well as Warrington and Knutsford.
With specially trained Gaucho chefs, the Brazilian Steakhouse takes guests on a culinary journey serving exquisite meat cuts that are carved at the table in a traditional Rodizio style.
The brand already has sites in Jesmond, Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Durham and the Warrington, Altrincham and Knutsford Rio branches are set to open before the end of the year. There are also plans for Tomahawk Steakhouse restaurants in Walkergate, Morpeth, Sunderland, Nottingham and another in Durham.
Owner, Howard Eggleston said the current end of year expansion strategy will take the full estate to 25 venues, with the other proposed Morpeth and Nottingham sites set to open next month and Sunderland following in November.
Speaking to Business Live, Mr Eggleston said: “2022 has opened out to be a really exciting time for the expansion of the Tomahawk group and we have been inundated with potential sites all over the UK.
“We are really pleased to be a part of Walkergate in such a vibrant central location, the fact we are next door to such a fantastic growing brand similar to ours in the rate of expansion and just goes to show the faith the scheme has in Rio to be placed alongside Lane7.
“We are busy daily touring the country meeting with landlords and agents, securing sites, but that doesn’t mean we are anywhere near capacity. The site in Morpeth will be another brilliant addition to our steadily growing business and with four more in the pipeline coming soon, the Tomahawk team are very excited for what the future holds.”
There are currently no confirmed dates for the North West sites just yet, but with the expansion plans now in full force, the chain is likely to announce opening dates soon.