UK’s first vegan pizza chain starts international expansion
Vegan pizza chain primarily based within the UK Purezza not too long ago raised £ 2.four million (US $ 3.2 million) in new funding capital. The chain plans to make use of the funds to develop globally and into the retail market. The financing spherical was accomplished by the London-based MVK Group and vegan funding agency Veg Capital, who’ve invested instantly within the retail growth of Purezza vegan mozzarella. A brand new 8,000 sq. meter cheese manufacturing facility and retail area can be inbuilt Brighton & Hove.
Purezza has not but introduced any particular plans to develop into different nations, however in line with Tim Barclay, co-founder and co-owner of Purezza, the US is on the record of future eating places. “Whereas we will not affirm when and the place we plan to open Purezza within the US, US growth is imminent and we definitely have plans to open our restaurant worldwide,” Barclay advised VegNews. With two new retailer openings in Brighton & Hove and Bristol in August and September 2020, the funding will guarantee Purezza can proceed to develop quickly by way of 2021.
The award-winning pizza chain makes a speciality of plant-based alternate options to traditional Neapolitan pizza and has additionally developed its personal line of vegan cheeses completely for its eating places. Since opening its first restaurant in 2015, Purezza has expanded to 4 areas, together with two new areas this 12 months. It additionally tripled the scale of its Camden restaurant earlier this 12 months.