Crust Pizza joins Rochdale Riverside line-up

Australia’s leading gourmet Pizza brand is coming to Rochdale Riverside after signing a deal to occupy a prime unit at the £80 million retail and leisure scheme.

First firing up its ovens in Sydney in 2001, Crust operates over 140 stores throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and America, and is now bringing its premium dine-in and take-out pizza offering to the UK.

Crust will serve its gourmet pizza range in classic and signature combinations, including gluten free and vegan options, in addition to its premium “Upper Crust” range and salads.

The restaurant will open in early 2021 and will feature a heated year-round terrace for diners.

The restaurant brand will join the leisure line-up at Rochdale Riverside, including Reel Cinemas, Puttstars, Heavenly Desserts, Nando’s and Loaded Burgers (opening 2021).

The announcement comes shortly after it was confirmed that Loaded Burgers, Daniel Christian Menswear and The Works had also agreed to occupy space within the scheme.

Rochdale Riverside, a joint venture between Genr8 Developments, Kajima Partnership and Rochdale Borough Council, opened in April this year.  The latest signings take the scheme to over 87% let.