Restaurant business

Parogon Group, a Midlands-based catering business, is offering a £5,000 finder’s fee to help with its expansion.

The group, which manages 10 sites in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire, including Willow in Trentham, The Orange Tree in Stoke on Trent and The Swan with Two Necks in Blackbrook, offers the incentive for the successful acquisition of new sites to answer the question.

The company plans to invest £15m to open 10 more sites by 2025, doubling its portfolio, but says it is struggling to find suitable sites to meet expansion demand.

He is looking for great destinations, pubs within driving distance close to main roads with good visibility and a large garden. The venue itself must have a minimum of 100 covers and parking for 70. Freehold properties are preferred.

In addition, shops or “urban outskirts” with high traffic, visibility and a minimum of 80 covers are also sought, in emphyteusis or in full ownership.

“This is an exciting time for the Parogon Group; we have a great selection of extremely popular restaurants, but we’re keen to bring our award-winning recipe to other regions. However, there seems to be a shortage of sites that work for us,” says Phil Sharp, property manager at Parogon Group.

“We know there’s no one better to show us these hidden gems than those who live in local communities, so we’re asking people to contact us if they know of a suitable location for the next Parogon Restaurant.”