Kaspa’s Desserts, a new chain of dessert houses, has opened its doors and created 30 jobs, while Dominoes is on schedule to open next month.
The Kaspa’s Desserts franchise kicked off in London and is now being rolled out in Yorkshire, with the Hull restaurant being the region’s front runner.
The new restaurant seats 88 people and offers customers a range of hot and cold treats including waffles, creapes, smoothies and sundaes.
Hannah Foster, operations manager of the Yorkshire network of outlets, said: “We are very proud of our product and of our restaurant and we hope to open another in Hull next year along with more in other Yorkshire cities.”
Domino’s Pizza already has a number of take-away outlets in the Hull area but the company is also expanding into restaurants and the Paragon Square site will be one of the first in the UK.
Paul White, agency director at Garness Jones who acted as letting agency for the buildings, said: “You have to cast your mind a long way back to remember the old Paragon Square.
“The transformation has been gradual with the removal of the old benches to create an area which encourages outdoor dining, and the arrival of Kaspa’s Desserts and Domino’s Pizza can complete that process.
“They are two huge brands which are real family favourites. They are also in a prime location, highly visible to the thousands of people using the transport interchange and travelling along Ferensway, and that will help them attract a new clientele to the Paragon Street area.”
Kathryn Shillito, HullBID city centre manager, added: “The combination of gelato and pizza is a real crowd-puller, as is the fact that both businesses will be open during the day and well into the evening, seven days a week.”
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