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Chiquito and Coast to Coast restaurants approved for Red Hot Buffet site in Northampton

Fire damage to Red Hot Buffet at Sixfields. ENGNNL00120131219104253

Fire damage to Red Hot Buffet at Sixfields. ENGNNL00120131219104253

Plans to open a new Mexican and an American restaurant on the site of the former Red Hot World Buffet Restaurant in Northampton have been approved by the borough council.

The Restaurant Group PLC has been given the go-ahead to build a Chiquito and a Coast to Coast restaurant on the Sixfields site, which has remained derelict, since fire destroyed the Red Hot building on December 18.

In the planning proposal, the company said it hoped to create 60 new jobs at the new restaurants, which would be open between 9am and 11pm.

Chiquito is the UK’s largest Tex-Mex restaurant chain, with more than 70 sites and 100,000 customers each week. Coast 2 Coast is an American-themed restaurant and bar with its name based on the Lincoln Highway that spans the United States.

A spokesman for The Restaurant Group PLC said the company was “delighted” to announce plans to open up the first Chiquito and Coast 2 Coast restaurants in the town.

The spokesman said the jobs would be filled by local people.

 

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