Iconic fish and chip shop chain Harry Ramsden’s, which was established in West Yorkshire, has been acquired by a competitor.
Deep Blue Restaurants has bought the Harry Ramsden’s brand from the Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG).
The 90-year-old Harry Ramsden brand, which includes outlets in 34 locations across the UK, Ireland and Malaysia, started in Guiseley in West Yorkshire and has since grown to a global name.
Deep Blue founder and CEO James Low said: “We are delighted with this transaction which has accelerated our growth, making us the largest player in the market by a considerable margin. Our immediate focus will be on the integration of the business into the Deep Blue organisation. Our amalgamation with Harry Ramsden’s is a key milestone in our development but we remain committed to exploiting the unparalleled opportunities within the sector for further expansion.”