The Restaurant Group is hoping to press ahead with plans to open four new sites in 2021 at Manchester Airport, though opening dates will depend on a return of passenger numbers in the new year, MCA understands.

TRG Concessions is set to open US-style burger concept Archie’s, Joseph Holt brewpub and kitchen The Bridgewater Exchange, San Carlo Cicchetti, and ETM’s The Apiary.

The concessions division has promoted the raft of new openings for 2021 on LinkedIn, though a source at the company said the situation with lockdown in the UK meant the delivery pipeline remained uncertain.

For The Apiary, ETM has created a ‘Made in Manchester’ drinks menu, celebrating the culture and raft independent craft producers, for the group’s first site outside London.

Archies, which serves burgers, waffles and shakes from an Instagram-friendly pink décor, will be adding a fifth Manchester site when it opens in the airport, on top of sites in Liverpool and Birmingham, with founding brothers Amer, Imran, Asim and Irfan Rafiq born and bred in the city.

Manchester-based, 160-year-old brewery Joseph Holt has collaborated with TRG on The Bridgewater Exchange, which will brew ale onsite from a microbrewery, and serve breakfast, small bites and pub classics.

San Carlo, which has a range of upmarket Italian restaurants in London and Manchester, will open Cicchetti, the latest in its range of “chic, all day-dining”.

The new openings are part of Manchester Airport’s new £1bn terminal.