We love it when our favourite restaurants do well. From Burger and Lobster to The Ivy to Chicken Cottage, there’s nothing better than seeing your choice hangout finding new horizons. And so news that Gordon Ramsay’s potentially looking to expand the paw-print of his new restaurant Lucky Cat beyond the capital made us purrrk up.
Lucky Cat opened late last year on Grosvenor Square and has been something of a hit and an interesting new direction for the sweary king of London dining. The Asian restaurant is now in the frame for a multi-million pound capital raise, according to industry insiders Propel. The publication has the inside track that financiers Lion Capital are looking to drop $100m on five separate dining concepts (they previously backed Wagamama) and they’re now looking to potentially invest in at least one of Ramsay’s new ideas.
Ramsay’s Kitchen has apparently already got the go-ahead for a move to Los Angeles, but according to Propel Ramsay will team up with either Lion or another private equity group to take either Lucky Cat, Bread Street Kitchen or Street Burger/Pizza on the road here in the UK. Lucky Cat might even get a global roll-out.
As Lucky Cat aficionados we’re hoping the restaurant’s on the prowl, but a national roll-out of any of the Ramsay stable would be exciting.