Kornicis Group is set to relaunch its Henry J Beans bar and restaurant brand in Beirut, Lebanon, after a gap of over 20 years. The Henry J’s Beans brand was first launched in the country in the 1980’s but closed soon after. The new site, which will be operated under franchise, will feature an updated design for the brand. The company, which also operates the five-strong Jamie’s Bar chain, currently operates 19 Henry J Beans, five that our company-owned in the UK and another 13 that are run under franchise internationally, including some in Mexico and one in Ibiza Kornicis, which is the investment vehicle of Nick Tamblyn, the former chief executive of Chorion, also operates the two Smollensky’s restaurant and bars in Canary Wharf and the Strand, plus eight unbranded bars across the capital. The group purchased the majority of Jamie’s Bars after The Food & Drink Group collapsed into administration in 2008. It also bought the Smollensky’s restaurants in the same year.