Ireland's Press Up Hospitality Group Announces UK Expansion

By Dave Simpson
Ireland's Press Up Hospitality Group Announces UK Expansion

Irish hospitality group Press Up Entertainment has revealed that it will be launching its Elephant & Castle and Wowburger restaurant brands in the UK in late 2020.

Both brands will be opening in Doncaster's Frenchgate Shopping Centre, in which Paddy McKillen snr has an ownership interest. McKillen snr is a Press Up shareholder and the father of Press Up co-founder Paddy McKillen jnr.

Elephant & Castle and Wowburger outlets are due to open on the first floor of the shopping centre's North Mall Gallery in the fourth quarter of this year.


The Irish Times quotes Press Up's head of marketing and public relations, Laura Arnold, as saying, "We have been planning the UK debuts of Wowburger and Elephant & Castle for some time, following closely a handful of locations that meet our requirements.

"Frenchgate is ideal, with its high footfall, strong regional appeal and an evident commitment to providing visitors with a range of engaging food and beverage brands."

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