Popular student haunt Quayside has been closed down to be replaced by a Harvester restaurant at end of September, which will create 40 new jobs.
The management company will be holding a special event at the White Hart Hotel next week to recruit bar, waiting and kitchen staff. Both the Scream and Harvester Salad & Grill national chains are owned by Mitchells & Butlers.
Quayside and its upstairs counterpart Scream are based on the Brayford Waterfront, which hosts a multitude of restaurants and bars. The company believes the change will be a good move for both the Harvester chain and the city’s economy.
External Communications Manager at Mitchells & Butlers Andrew Roache said: “We will be converting the Quayside business into a brand new Harvester restaurant.
“We recently announced a new strategy in which we will focus on our key food-led brands, one of which is Harvester, which we feel has significant growth potential.
“The Quayside is situated in a great location and we firmly believe that a new Harvester restaurant will prove to be a popular addition to the local area.
“This conversion represents significant investment by Mitchells & Butlers in this business, and in Lincoln as a whole,” Roche added.