Meat:Stack, an independent American cheeseburger and breakfast restaurant, is to open at 34 Boar Lane in the centre of Leeds.

The flourishing restaurant group, which was founded in Newcastle in 2016 as a pop-up, is taking the final 1,681 sq ft of quality retail space at the iconic building.

Kinrise, the owner of 34 Boar Lane, has recently completed a spectacular transformation of the building, which features the finest office and retail space to come onto the Leeds market this year.

The Meat:Stack deal means that all the retail space on the ground floor of the building is now let, with the adjacent occupiers being street food specialists Mowgli and café-bar The Collective. Only three floors of high-quality office space, each comprising 10,000 sq ft, remain available for lease in the building.

Meat:Stack is planning to open early in 2022. Recruiting is now underway for all positions, with a total of up to 15 jobs to be created.

Tom Westman, partner and director of Meat:Stack explained: “We love Leeds. It is one of the finest cities in the world and we felt it was the ideal place to open our second restaurant. We wanted to be central and close to the station, so when we heard about the availability of the unit at 34 Boar Lane, it fitted the bill perfectly, not just with its location, but also with its modern, friendly, inclusive and community-orientated ethos.

“We know Leeds is big on community – and that’s crucial for us. We will be using local suppliers for the majority of our food and we want to build strong and long-standing relationships with these suppliers and, of course, with our customers. If all goes well, we are hoping to open a second branch in the city.”