Fried chicken restaurant chain Yard & Coop set to open in Leeds

The owners of a fried chicken restaurant brand which has taken Manchester and Liverpool by storm have revealed plans to open in Leeds.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 10:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 10:44 am

Yard & Coop have launched a Kickstarter campaign with the aim of raising £50,000 for a new site in the city centre.

Members of the public who make 'pledges' are rewarded with free meals, T-shirts and invitations to the launch party.

A backer who gives £1,000 will even receive free chicken for life once the business opens.

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All donations are refunded if the campaign does not reach its target by the deadline of December 1.

So far, around £3,000 has been pledged by supporters.

Yard & Coop specialises in buttermilk fried chicken and opened in Manchester in 2015 before expanding to Liverpool. It also has a cocktail menu.

Kickstarters have become a successful tool for businesses to generate funding for new ventures. Last month Manjit Kaur, the owner of award-winning Indian street food stall Manjit's Kitchen, managed to raise the £40,000 she needed to open a new restaurant in Leeds city centre. She currently runs a stall in Kirkgate Market which is restricted to daytime opening hours.

Donate to the Kickstarter here.