The World of Hospitality Issue 41 2021 - Page 40


Pizza specialists Mozza sign English debut at White Rose Leeds

White Rose , part of the Landsec retail portfolio , has announced the signing of Mozza , the wood fired pizza specialists , for their first-ever site in England . Due to open this summer once restrictions allow , the 2,273 sq ft eatery will be located on White Rose ’ s upper level . Situated in the destination ’ s food and drink quarter , Mozza will join local and regional operators , such as high-quality burger brand , Frankster ’ s , and national and international brands , including Five Guys and Wagamama .
Mozza creates carefully crafted and authentic Neapolitan pizza , produced by a skilled chef trained in the art of wood fired ovens , known as a Pizzaiolo . The brand has six restaurants throughout Scotland and has chosen White Rose as the first step in expansion plans into England and the rest of the UK . more in the destination to explore , as Mozza highlights .”
Giuseppe Marini , owner of Mozza , commented : “ It ’ s extremely exciting to be opening up our first site in England , highlighting the strength of Mozza as a brand . We ’ re thrilled to soon open our doors and welcome locals and visitors alike .”
White Rose is a leading regional destination for Leeds and Yorkshire , with 5,000 parking spaces allowing safe access to over 800,000 sq ft of retail , dining , and leisure . By combining convenience in the form of Sainsbury ’ s and M & S , with leading retailers such as Primark and Zara , and leisure operators including an 11-screen Cineworld with IMAX , The Escapologist , and a varied F & B mix , White Rose creates a genuine all-day offer .
Pudney Shuttleworth and JLL are joint agents for Landsec on the F & B and leisure at White Rose . Reis Short & Co acted for Mozza .
Commenting on the signing , Adam Sawyer , Portfolio Manager at Landsec , said : “ Mozza is a fantastic brand with a great reputation in Scotland , and we are delighted the team has selected White Rose for its first restaurant in England . Mozza ’ s arrival is testament to White Rose ’ s popularity in the region among operators and consumers . While White Rose has an extensive retail offer , there is so much
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