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Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records to open in UK

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 3:37 PM
Usain Bolt poses in front of the Usain Bolt Tracks & Records restaurant in Kingston in this 2013 file photo.

Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant is going overseas.

The popular bar, restaurant, and lounge will open its first venue in the London in the United Kingdom on October 10.

It will be the first of 15 restaurants to be opened across the UK over the next 5 years.
 
“After much success with our Track & Records restaurants, we’re delighted to be opening in the UK.  I believe this signifies the first time a local, homegrown concept has evolved into becoming an International franchise and this further confirms brand Jamaica’s potential and gives us widespread hope that we can export many other Jamaican brands through this business model,” stated FRANJAM’s Managing Director Gary Matalon in a statement.
 
The statement said that the restaurant, to be located a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station at 94 Middlesex Street, E1 7EZ, will offer an authentic slice of Jamaica in the heart of the capital.

“Designed to give guests a real taste of Jamaica, diners can enjoy his [Usain's] favourite dishes such as jerk chicken and pork and fried fish and bammy - all packed full of authentic seasonings and spices.”
 
“The rum bar, which features a carefully curated, extensive collection of over 150 global rums, of which 100 are Jamaican. The menu also offers a range of signature cocktails including traditional favourites and a new range all exclusively created for London.”

“Our new location, in the heart of the capital, is the perfect spot for friends to get together and embrace Jamaican culture by enjoying traditional flavours, while dancing the night away,” Matalon further stated.
 
Usain Bolt said: “London is my second home and a place very close to my heart - so it’s brilliant to be sharing a taste of Jamaica in the capital.”
 
Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant currently operated in Kingston, Ocho Rios, and Montego Bay.

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