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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. to open First London Location October 1

29 September 2014

Landry’s, Inc. Expands Southern-themed Concept to United Kingdom

HOUSTON, TX - Landry’s, Inc. announces agreement to open London’s first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. October 1, 2014. The restaurant will open at 11 AM in Trocadero located at 13 Coventry Street, London W1D 7AB.

The restaurant concept perfectly captures the charm and American spirit that made Paramount Pictures’ “Forrest Gump” a smash hit featuring a down-home atmosphere reminiscent of the movie’s setting in The South. Today, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. remains the first and only theme restaurant chain based on a motion picture. The casual dining seafood chain is known for its iconic locations in major cities across the world, including 13 international locations.

“Having established Landry’s as one of the leading dining and entertainment companies, we are looking forward to continuing to expand our presence in other countries,” said Tilman Fertitta, sole owner, chairman and CEO of Landry’s, Inc.  “Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is well-suited to the bustling London market and know families will enjoy its entertaining atmosphere, family friendly service and quality seafood.”



Known for outstanding seafood, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. makes shrimp the star, offering 19 different preparations. The menu also offers an exciting variety of fish entrees, steak, chicken dishes, crisp salads, fun children’s meals, creative desserts and award winning ribs. Signature menu items include guest favorites such as Coconut Shrimp, Lobster Linguine, Dixie Style Baby Back Ribs plus appetizers such as Mama Gump’s Garlic Bread Basket, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Shrimper’s Net Catch and the Run Across America Sampler featuring a taste of all of the appetizer favorites. Entrées like the Bucket of Boat Trash featuring fried shrimp and crab claws; Jenny’s Catch of the day with Lobster Butter Sauce and Lt. Dan’s Drunken Shrimp are all equally tempting.

“I am thrilled about opening the first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Europe and in such an iconic location,” said Fawzia Mubarak Al-Hassawi, restaurant’s franchise owner. “I have been to a few of the sites in the U.S. and always wanted to bring the Brand to Europe. I am grateful to Landry’s, Inc. for their trust and confidence in our ability to deliver. The opening in London will be the first hopefully of a series of successful openings throughout the UK.”

Originated in California, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. opened its first restaurant on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA in 1996. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has 41 restaurants primarily in tourist-oriented, highly desirable locations including iconic destinations such as Universal CityWalk – Orlando, FL and Hollywood, CA; Santa Monica Pier in California; Times Square in New York City; the Las Vegas Strip; Navy Pier in Chicago; New Orleans’ French Quarter, Miami Florida and San Francisco’s Pier 39. International locations include Bali, Hong Kong, Cancun and Tokyo among others.

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Landry’s, Inc., wholly owned by Tilman J. Fertitta, is a multinational, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company based in Houston, Texas. The company operates more than 500 high-end and casual dining establishments around the world, including well-known concepts such as Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Rainforest Cafe, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, Claim Jumper and Mastro’s Restaurants. Landry’s also operates a group of signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony's, Grotto, Willie G's and others. Landry’s gaming division includes the renowned Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino concept, with locations in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev.; Atlantic City, N.J.; and Biloxi, Miss., with a fifth location coming to Lake Charles, La. in December 2014. Landry’s entertainment and hospitality divisions encompass popular destinations including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Kemah Boardwalk, Aquarium Restaurants and other exciting attractions, coupled with deluxe accommodations throughout the Houston and Galveston area, including the luxurious San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center on Galveston Island.