New restaurant concept is hatched

Simon Beattie - Cluck
Simon Beattie - Cluck

Sheffield’s growing reputation as a ‘foodie’ city has led to it being chosen as the launch pad for a new brand of dine-and-drive eateries.

The first Cluck restaurant is due to open in March at the former Little Chef site on Sheffield Parkway. It will serve freshly-cooked food and feature a new concept ‘Cluck & Collect’ ordering service.

Behind the venture is Simon Beattie, an internationally-respected project director who has previously overseen catering at top venues including the International Convention Centre, the National Exhibition Centre and the National Indoor Arena.

He picked Sheffield because of its growing food focus: “Sheffield’s a vibrant and exciting city to be in,” he said. “And being located right next to the Travelodge hotel, we hope to bring people back to the area again and again.”

Work will start shortly to transform the building with a stripped back theme including rustic wood and reclaimed features. At least 20 jobs will be created.

Open from 7am daily, Cluck will serve a range of dishes featuring fresh meat, vegetables and home-baked breads. Rotisserie chicken, pies and hearty breakfasts will be a speciality.