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Manchester vegan restaurant closes after just eight months in the city

Frost Burgers announced it would be shutting up shop

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 2nd August 2022

A vegan burger restaurant has been forced to closed its doors for good just over a year from launching in Manchester.

Liverpool favourite Frost Burgers arrived in the city in January 2021, offering its burgers for delivery-only as part of an exclusive partnership with Deliveroo whilst we were still in lockdown.

However, bosses soon found that demand was so high for their food that they branched out into a bricks-and-mortar unit – taking over a diner space on Portland Street and opening its own Manchester restaurant eight months ago.

Image: Frost BUrgers

Less than a year on, though, owners have now shared an emotional post announcing the restaurant’s shock closure, which will see it close permanently on 14 August after one last service.

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Describing themselves as ‘devastated’, owners said that getting the chance to grow Frost Burgers was ‘amazing’ and they ‘couldn’t be more proud of the incredible team” in Manchester.

Blaming ‘multiplying costs’ that have ‘gotten too much’ to pay their team properly, owners said they had ‘kept going as long as we could.’

They continued: “We knew expanding the business post-pandemic had its risks, but with all the support our Liverpool branch had received we were confident Manchester would be a success.

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Image: Frost Burgers

“Then the current financial situation hit: inflation, increasing food prices, energy bills, supplies and the rapid rise of cost of living has forced us into a situation we cannot come back from.

“It’s a really hard time for any small businesses and we send our love and support to all those still fighting!”

Whilst the Manchester branch will close on 14 August following one last service, the original Liverpool branch will remain open for the foreseeable future for any Manchester fans who still have a hankering come September.

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The full post read: “With heavy hearts, we are devastated to have to announce the closure of our Manchester Location. Our last day of trading will be 14th August.

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Getting the chance to grow Frost Burgers was amazing, and we couldn’t be more proud of the incredible team at our Manchester branch, who have knocked it out of the park and captured what Frost Burgers is all about these last 8 months.

Image: Frost Burgers

“We kept going as long as we could for them but unfortunately the multiplying costs have gotten too much to give them what they need.

“We knew expanding the business post pandemic had its risks, but with all the support our Liverpool branch had received we were confident Manchester would be a success.

“Then the current financial situation hit: inflation, increasing food prices, energy bills, supplies and the rapid rise of cost of living has forced us into a situation we cannot come back from.

“It’s a really hard time for any small businesses and we send our love and support to all those still fighting!

“Our Liverpool branch will still be open, and we will try our best to keep that floating, so your favourite burgers aren’t lost just yet.

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“If you’d like to come grab a burger and hang out with us one last time over the next couple of weeks, we’d love to see you!

“Thank You so much to everyone for all the support, it truly means the world. Much Love.”

Feature image – Frost Burgers