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TRG Concessions has announced a strategic development agreement with Jones the Grocer, the artisan café, bakery, patisserie, gourmet grocer, deli and cheese monger headquartered in Dubai.

The exclusive partnership will see two venues open at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 in 2023, Jones the Grocer and Jones the Grocer Express.

The Jones the Grocer site, with over 170 covers, will be its largest airport store in the world and the first in the United Kingdom.

Jones the Grocer and TRG are exploring a number of expansion opportunities across airports in the United Kingdom.

Concurrently, Jones the Grocer also has ambitions to expand its network to airports in France, Germany and the United States.

Comprising over 5,900 square feet in Terminal 2’s international departure lounge, the forthcoming site will showcase “culinary theatre” in a food hall style development to create a “truly immersive dining experience”.

A bar will serve craft beers, wine and cocktails alongside artisan cheese and meat boards as well as sharing plates.

Chefs will cook Jones the Grocer’s modern, globally influenced, laidback food for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a live grill and kitchen.

An island bao bar will steam and simmer savoury buns and noodle bowls, while an Italian pizza oven and pasta bar serve hand-thrown pizzas and freshly tossed pasta.

Jones the Grocer Express, located immediately in front of Jones the Grocer, is a grab and go concept serving quick-serve artisan food.

This venue will offer pastries, pies, sandwiches, wraps, soups and freshly tossed salads, flat white coffees, along with smoothies, leaf teas, and hot and cold drinks.

Travellers will have the opportunity to savour artisan cheese toasties and shop from a selection of Jones the Grocer’s grab and go retail.

Mark Chambers, CEO of Leisure and Concessions at The Restaurant Group, said: “We are delighted to have won this large concession award in partnership with Jones the Grocer, an excellent brand bringing a vast range of quality food options to passengers at Heathrow airport. Our agreement with Jones the Grocer is testament to our team’s ability to identify exciting brands worldwide and introduce new concepts to the travelling public.”

Yunib Siddiqui, CEO of Jones the Grocer, said: “Winning this award demonstrates TRG’s commitment, passion, and belief in Jones the Grocer as a world-class brand, as well as their desire to bring the best in food retail to the UK airport travel space. This will be Jones the Grocer’s largest airport store in the world and the first in the United Kingdom. My team and I look forward to bringing a stunningly designed Jones the Grocer serving fantastic food to London Heathrow.”