Gary Usher hits £50,000 crowdfunding target to open third restaurant

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Gary Usher hits £50,000 crowdfunding target to open third restaurant
Chef Gary Usher has hit his £50,000 crowdfunding target to open his third restaurant Hispi in Chorlton, Manchester.

The project was tipped over the total on Sunday with a donation from Mark Sargeant, who told Usher: “I’m so bored of seeing your Kickstarter I’ve just rounded it up to pay the remaining £344! Now fuck off and get on with it will you.”

Usher will also receive a £100,000 bank loan as a result of hitting the target.

The project will now go in to overfunding for the remaining 16 days of the Kickstarter.

It is the latest crowdfunding success story for the chef, who launched Sticky Walnut in Chester in 2011 and successfully raised over £100,000 to open Burnt Truffle in Heswall last year.

Usher has already secured a site for Hispi, but wrote on the crowdfunding page that it was an ‘understatement’ to say the venue needed work as it currently has no kitchen or toilets and ‘almost no walls'.

The chef tweeted a message of thanks to his supporters and said it had been ‘a really lovely day at Walnut Towers' in the wake of Jay Rayner’s glowing review of Burnt Truffle in The Observer.

To view Hispi's Kickstarter page click here.

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