Viva Brazil expands backed By EFG loan from Santander

Robyn Hall

October 22, 2012

The new restaurant is the third for the Viva Brazil chain – it currently has restaurants in Liverpool and Glasgow – and is part of an expansion drive to develop the Viva Brazil brand and open seven further restaurants around the UK.

Viva Brazil is a traditional Brazilian-style restaurant operating around the ‘Churrascaria’ ethos of Brazilian steak cooked using traditional barbeque methods and carved at the table by Passadors (meat waiters). It opened its first restaurant in Liverpool in September 2010 and the second opened in Glasgow a year later.

Andy Aldrich, managing director of Viva Brazil, said: “Expanding into Wales with the opening of the Cardiff restaurant is a key milestone for us. After the success in Liverpool and Glasgow, Cardiff is an ideal next step. Santander Corporate Banking has supported us right from the first restaurant and they’re continuing to offer that support as we expand and grow.”

Phillip Roscoe, relationship director at Santander Corporate Banking, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support Andy and his team with this latest stage in their growth journey. We have worked with the company from the first restaurant and are thrilled to see how its popularity is growing across the country. We wish them every success for Cardiff and looking forward to working with them in the future.”

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