Over £3m spent on Revolución de Cuba in Leeds and Milton Keynes


Revolución de Cuba Milton Keynes

Revolution Bars Group is opening two new large venues branded as Revolución de Cuba in Leeds and Milton Keynes as part of its strategy to step up expansion of the rum-led bar concept.

With Milton Keynes launched earlier this month (pictured) and Leeds opening at the end of October, the two new projects represent an investment of over £3m for the company. They are both large-format operations occupying a combined 20,000 square feet and have, together, created 110 new jobs.

Revolution Bars Group, which operates 57 sites, is focusing on roll-out of the Cuban-inspired brand after success in Cardiff, Derby, Norwich, Sheffield and Manchester.

October’s openings bring the number of Revolución de Cuba bars to seven with more coming including Nottingham and Liverpool. The group is also planning to open a Revolution bar in Stafford. The investments follow the group’s flotation on the Stock Exchange in March.

Chief executive Mark McQuater said: “We are delighted to launch these larger Revolución de Cuba bars in Leeds and Milton Keynes. They bring something different to these locations and we are excited about their prospects.

“We continue to see a high number of quality sites being offered to us by agents as a result of our improved covenant following our flotation.”

Revolución de Cuba is a Cuban inspired brand that combines exceptional rum cocktails, Spanish/Cuban food and live acoustic and guitar music. The brand has strong appeal with female customers who represent 62% of the clientele.

Revolución de Cuba was established in 2011 as a premium offering of rum-led cocktails, Spanish and Mexican beers, a Spanish and Latin American food menu and live acoustic and guitar music. The brand has strong appeal with female customers who represent 62% of the clientele.

It differs from the Revolution concept, with Revolución de Cuba bars characterised by a 1940s Cuban-inspired style, with dark woods, traditional bar counters, antique tiles, vintage furniture, Havana-style ceiling fans and original Cuban artwork and photographs, with each bar tailored to give it an individual character.

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