Viva Brazil to open fifth site in Birmingham

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Viva Brazil to open fifth site in Birmingham

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Brazilian steakhouse chain Viva Brazil is set to open its fifth restaurant in Birmingham after securing a £900k Growth Capital Loan from Santander.

The Liverpool-based restaurant chain's new Birmingham site will become the brand's flagship branch when it opens in the city centre on 19 May and is part of owner and managing director Andy Aldrich's plans to expand his brand into more cities across the UK. 

Aldrich, who has expanded the Viva Brazil brand into Glasgow, Cardiff and Newcastle since it launched in Liverpool in 2010, has previously said​ he'd like to operate a nationwide chain. 

He said: "“The Viva Brazil brand continues to move from strength to strength. This will be our flagship restaurant in the heart of a fantastic city, perfect for both leisure and business users alike. Viva Birmingham marks an incredible milestone for our business, taking our restaurants up to five excellent locations with room for further expansion. We can really look forward now thanks to the Santander business growth loan which has helped us realise our full potential.”

Funding

Viva Brazil's, which specialises in churrasco style meat, has had a long-term relationship with Santander Corporate & Commercial. The bank helped it open its Cardiff site in 2012. 

The £900k funding will be used to fit out and operate the new site. 

Phillip Roscoe, relationship director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “Viva Brazil’s rapid growth is a testament to the success and popularity of its unique style. Santander is thrilled to be backing the management team on their latest endeavour as they build on their portfolio in Birmingham and we fully support them as they look forward to further expansion.”

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