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Beloved Manchester burger bar Archie’s to open new roller rink concept at Trafford Palazzo this summer

This is SO exciting.

Harry Quick Harry Quick - 16th January 2024

Beloved American-style diner Archie’s has announced it’ll be opening a new roller rink and amusement arcade down at Trafford Palazzo.

Set to arrive this summer, and the first-of-its kind in the region, the now-iconic Manchester brand is levelling-up its US aesthetic with the arrival of ‘Archie’s Atomic’… because does it get any more American than finishing off a massive smash burger and then rollerskating with a milkshake afterwards? We don’t think so.

Archie’s already has a restaurant site inside the Trafford Centre, as well as several other locations in the city centre, but if you want a little more action, then this new Trafford Palazzo site will be the spot for you.

Adding to the brand’s well-known food and decor, the aim is to make ‘Archie’s Atomic’ a space with activities that the whole family can explore.

This next-generation experience will feature a 5000 sq. ft roller rink, fit for both beginner and master roller-skaters alike, alongside Archie’s famous milkshake bar and a vibrant amusement arcade that looks like it’s straight out of the movies.


The new ‘Archie’s Atomic’ will join the ever-growing collection of attractions at Trafford City, and will be opening on the ground floor adjacent to NERF Action Xperience and opposite SEA LIFE Manchester.

Speaking ahead of the opening of ‘Archie’s Atomic’ this summer, Mohammed Amer Rafiq, who is the Managing Director at Archie’s, said: “Archie’s branded leisure concept has been in the works for a while now, and deciding on a location was a vital part of the process of bringing it to life.

The new attraction will be the first of its kind in the UK / Credit: Archie’s

“But at Trafford Palazzo, we have a ready-made destination catered perfectly towards experience-led retail and leisure.

“The new concept will have all the excellent food, drinks, and décor you would expect from any of our Archie’s sites, but with exciting activities for all the family to explore, and we can’t wait to open later this year.”

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‘Archie’s Atomic’ is arriving at Trafford Palazzo this summer, with exact opening dates set to be confirmed soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

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