NYC Bar & Grill to open in Feethams

American-influenced restaurant brand, NYC Bar & Grill is set to bring up to 30 jobs to Darlington alongside its secret recipe burgers, as preparations begin for the new restaurant opening at Feethams.

The fit-out will get underway on Monday 5 June for the 3,664 sq ft restaurant, with the newest addition to Feethams’ food offering - which includes Nandos, Bella Italia, Prezzo, Hungry Horse, the Chinese Buffet, Subway and Mangobean - due to open in July.

The Darlington restaurant will be the chain’s fifth eaterie to open in the country and in celebration of its arrival at Feethams, there’s a chance to win free tickets to the opening night.

Simon Hawkins, Development Director at Urban & Civic – the property development company behind Feethams– spoke of the anticipation building for the diner opening. “Feethams has a strong mix of national and independent food outlets, which have proved to be very popular. NYC Bar & Grill will add to the strength of our offering, with its accessible, quality food and exemplary dining experiences.”

“We’re absolutely delighted that our scheme has been chosen as the first location in the North East,” said Simon.

The restaurant – which is known for serving up handcrafted, fresh food on-site daily – will transport diners to a culinary haven of classic and bespoke burgers, New York-style hot dogs, desserts and bottomless coffee and soft drinks – all in an authentic American-style diner setting.

“A diner concept is something a little different for Darlington, with menus packed with options for a variety of taste buds so we expect to see many residents and visitors enjoying some great food there very soon.” Simon added. “We look forward to welcoming NYC Bar & Grill to Feethams and wish them all the best for the renovations and opening in a few weeks’ time.”

Lee Edwards, founder of NYC Bar & Grill, was excited for its newest restaurant opening. “When people step through our door they’ll experience delicious food of the highest quality. We always get asked what gives our burgers their amazing depth of flavour, but we’ll never give our recipe secrets away.”

“Feethams is a great fit for the brand, it’s an ideal place for young people and families, as well as a brilliant night-time destination. We’re really proud to be part of Feethams’ diverse range of restaurants.” Said Lee.

Lee continued that he was delighted with the successful growth of the chain, which opened its first restaurant in 2013. “Creating a fresh, forward-thinking New York-inspired brand has been a dream of mine for many years. To see the hard work the whole team has put into making NYC Bar & Grill successful is incredibly exciting and rewarding.”

“We can’t wait to impress the people of Darlington with tastes of New York’s finest food and our second-to-none service,” he said.

To be in with the chance of winning tickets for the NYC Bar & Grill opening night, entrants should simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.explaining why they should be invited.


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