A top Turkish bakery chain, Tegtat, is opening in Leicester in a UK first.
Tegtat claims to be one of the fastest growing companies in Turkey, with nearly 100 bakery-cafés across the country and surrounding nations.
The chain’s first UK store is set to open in the former Schoolwear Centre in Charles Street, at its corner with Humberstone Gate.
The city centre store will sell a range of freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes, and feature a café serving traditional Turkish coffee and tea.
Franchisee Yaseen Patel has over 15 years in the food industry, and says he has ‘taken the next step’ by bringing the franchise to the UK.
Mr Patel told LeicestershireLive : “Our franchise is originally from Turkey.
“We have now signed the master franchise for Tegtat in the UK.
“We hope to set our first shop up and sell franchises all from our UK head office in Humberstone Gate.”
Tegtat is expected to open to customers in mid-July, if building works continue according to plan.
It will open at 32 Charles Street, Leicester, with further stores to come in cities including London later this year.
By Hayley Watson City Centre Reporter
Source: Leicester Mercury