NORTHERN QUARTER buttermilk chicken specialists Yard & Coop have launched a £50,000 Kickstarter campaign to open a third outlet in Leeds following their successful expansion into Liverpool.
An initial gamble has paid off for Yard & Coop’s owners Carl and Laura Morris, who took hundreds of attempts to find the perfect combination, which to this day remains a closely guarded secret.
Carl yells us: ”When we opened in Edge Street and later in Liverpool we invested everything we had (plus the rest from friends and family) into making our crazy idea a real restaurant. It really was all hands on deck, with Laura’s dad making our tables and us scouring car boot sales for furniture and the odd skip dive here and there for fittings.
“Now, we’re desperate to move into Leeds, and we think it’s time the people of Yorkshire get to taste the true Home of Buttermilk Fried Chicken. But getting the banks to support small businesses is hard, so this time we’re calling on our mates, fans and any future diners to become part of Yard & Coop’s next adventure.”
Yard & Coop’s Kickstarter campaign is live from November 1, with the restaurant needing to raise £50,000 in just 30 days. To invest follow this link.