The company, founded in Liverpool 2014 by former barrister, food writer and Indian cookery teacher Nisha Katona, currently operates two sites in its home city, Liverpool, one in Manchester’s Corn Exchange and one in Birmingham Grand Central, which opened late last year.
Mowgli, which is backed by investment company Foresight Group, has reported record trading in December, with like-for-like sales up 11.5%. On the back of this strong trading the company now says that up to five restaurants could be added to its portfolio in the next 12 months.
Its next restaurant will open at the Westgate development in Oxford in early March.
Potential sites in Nottingham, Leeds and another in Manchester are currently being sought, with an eventual move to the capital also part of the strategic plan, it says.
In July 2017 Mowgli received £3.45m in funding from Foresight Group to aid its UK expansion.
Mowgli founder Nisha Katona to head R200 Liverpool event
Members of Restaurant magazine’s R200 Club of multi-site operators can hear Mowgli founder Nisha Katona in conversation with Restaurant editor Stefan Chomka at the next R200 event in Liverpool. The event is being held in Liverpool on Wednesday 21 March and will include a half-day conference featuring a wide range of speakers, including Sticky Walnut and Wreckfish’s Gary Usher and John Ennis, co-founder at Graffiti Spirits Group, followed by a restaurant and bar tour of the city. To register to attend the event contact Felicite Burke at Felicite.Burke@wrbm.com.