Stack & Still transforms Jamie’s former Italian site into Edinburgh creperie

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Stack & Still expands to Edinburgh with the launch of a branch at Jamie’s former Italian site at Assembly Rooms.

The Glasgow-based company will open a 140-seat restaurant on July 22.

The venue will also launch ‘Insomnia’, a bar that will serve 50 types of espresso martini, starting August 20.

A total of 40 jobs are being created in the new restaurant, which is managed by Vicky Briody.

The opening follows the pancake chain’s launch of an outlet at a former Harvester restaurant in Livingston last month.

Stack & Still already serves more than two million pancakes each year at its four outlets in Glasgow, with the two east coast locations expected to bring that total to around 2.5 million.

Its menu options allow customers to create their own stack of pancakes, with over 12 million combinations available.

During the pandemic, the company focused on its retail offering, selling pancake mixes and packets for customers to make their own piles at home. The company now plans to launch an exclusive line of branded sauces and syrups later this summer.

Paul Reynolds, Co-Founder and Managing Director, said, “This is an exciting time to grow in the nation’s capital as we continue to invest in our rapidly growing business.

“We are keen to play our part in helping the city recover from the pain caused by the coronavirus restrictions, by creating jobs and giving visitors another good reason to come to Edinburgh.”

Graham Swankie, Co-Founder and COO, added, “Our business has continued to grow during the pandemic, with the opening of our Braehead site as Christmas 2020 approaches.

“It’s tough for all hotel businesses right now, but we’ve been really encouraged by customer demand from our restaurants in Glasgow and Livingston.

“Now we look forward to showcasing our dynamic food offering and innovative espresso martini bar concept to our new customers in Edinburgh. “

The other Stack & Still branches are located at West George Street in Glasgow, as well as the Braehead, Glasgow Fort and Silverburn shopping centers.

Reynolds announced last month that it was marketing its Gin71, Cup Tea Lounge and The Gin Spa businesses in Glasgow for sale, in order to focus on expanding Stack & Still across the UK.

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