Located in Kenilworth and Kegworth respectively, both venues will open under the Marco’s New York Italian brand.
The Kenilworth restaurant is located in the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth-Warwick on Abbey End. With 114 covers, the venue is expected to open in March 2015 with the hotel’s owner, Khanna Enterprises (Kenilworth) Limited, running the venue. Work is now under way to convert the existing restaurant and bar areas.
The Kegworth venue will be located in Yew Lodge Hotel on Packington Hill. Owned independently, the 134 cover restaurant is expected to open in April 2015 with work to fit out the restaurant set to start in the New Year.
These latest deals take the current number of restaurants signed by Black and White Franchising up to 15.
Including both the New York Italian and Steakhouse Bar & Grill concepts, the plan is to take the total number of venues up to 50 over the next four years.
Nick Taplin, owner and chairman of Black and White Franchising said: “When we started this journey we had a very ambitious roll out plan for both brands. To have signed up our fifteenth restaurant is fantastic news and we can’t wait for them to be open.
“We are in varying stages of negotiation with more venues right across the UK and will hopefully be able to announce these in the New Year. We are currently on track to be at 20 restaurants by mid-2015.
“Our franchise model has appealed to all sorts of venues and there is clearly an appetite to be associated with arguably one of the best ever British chefs.
“We’ll now be working hard in 2015 to maintain the momentum gained and hope to have signed up many more venues throughout the year.”