Bunnychow, the South African street food concept, will focus on the hub and spoke roll out plan and is already looking for a spoke site to complement its upcoming launch next month in London’s Soho.
Director David Beevers told M&C Report that the concept was created to be scalable and that the plan, depending on the success of the group’s Wardour Street site, would be to open two spoke sites before looking at a further hub unit in central London.
The concept, which is led by Atholl Milton, is looking for units between 1,000 to 3,000sq ft in areas such as Covent Garden, Soho, London Bridge and Clapham Junction.
A Bunny chow, is a hollowed out, filled loaf that is said to have originated in Durban, South Africa in the 1940s.
Beevers said that although London would be the initial focus for the brand, opportunities outside the capital would not be rule out.
He said: “The concept lends itself to time poor consumers who are on the go, so that brings kiosks and transport hubs into play.”
Local produce will play a key part in the group’s offer as will a unique baguette and salad offer.
Opening on the 29September, the first ‘bunny bar’ has evolved out of the group’s original bunnychow truck and pop-up at Boxpark, Shoreditch.
There will be a selection of six ‘bunnys’ on offer each day, priced between £4.50 and £6.50, as well as the bunnychow take on breakfast and regular sub sandwiches.
Open from breakfast until late in the evening, the ‘bunny bar’ opens at 7am, serving a very British, ‘Full English Bunny’ in a brioche loaf jam packed with breakfast favourites: mini Cumberland sausages, bacon and bunnychows’ own handmade black pudding and baked beans, crowned with a poached egg.