Bar Magazine

“Residing opposite Zaap Thai in the site formerly occupied by Miah’s Kitchen on Merrion Street, the 120-cover venue will boast a “cool” vibe, with a playlist of quirky, non-commercial tunes…”

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Confidential Leeds

“It’s been a while since Bird & Beast shut, and while Absurd Bird is churning out the chicken, there’s definitely room for more competition in the market – especially if it stops people from going to Nando’s…”

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BDaily News

“Chicken restaurant Yard & Coop is expanding into Yorkshire with a new venue in Leeds.

The company has revealed plans to create 30 jobs with a 120-cover eatery in the city centre, occupying the former home of Miah’s Kitchen opposite Zaap Thai…”

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H&N Magazine

“The Yard & Coop menu is extensive, and truly takes the versatility of fried chicken to new levels. The build your feast menu allows you to choose your cut of meat, your sauce, with an option to pimp you fries with toppings ranging from homemade chicken gravy to cheese and chip shop curry sauce…”

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“Upmarket buttermilk fried chicken brand Yard and Coop is opening a third restaurant in Leeds in late February. It has taken on a 120-cover unit in the city, having previously traded from a Deliveroo site. Yard and Coop launched in Manchester and has since added a second restaurant in Liverpool…”

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“The perfect place for evening feasting, or grabbing a cracking £5 lunch deal, Yard & Coop will also be available on Deliveroo and offer a takeaway service for those on the move. An impressive menu of 19 bespoke cocktails (including a dedicated gin selection) is available to both diners and passing party animals looking to whet their whistles…”

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“First, we have Yard & Coop launching just opposite Zaap Thai at the bottom of Merrion Street. They have been serving up their super tasty buttermilk chicken to the people of Manchester and Liverpool for a few years now, and now Leeds is about to be blessed with their presence…”

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The Yorkshire Mafia

“Leeds may be a northern powerhouse when it comes to dining out, but a truly great chicken restaurant has so far passed it by…

Hello Yard & Coop, we’ve been expecting you.

Hot on the heels of popular restaurants in Manchester and Liverpool, the Home of Buttermilk Fried Chicken is finally flying into Merrion Street in late February. Boasting a menu packed with legendary mains, mouth-watering sides and the crème de la crème of craft beer and bespoke cocktails, Yard & Coop will take you to buttermilk chicken heaven and back, and leave the Colonel for dust in a pool of tears…”

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The Business Desk

“Chicken restaurant brand Yard & Coop is set to open a new venue in Leeds city centre, creating in excess of 30 jobs. Yard & Coop, which already operates two sites in Liverpool and Manchester, will open its newest restaurant on Merrion Street in the site formerly occupied by Miah’s Kitchen. The 120-cover restaurant will offer a menu that allows customers to choose a cut of meat and sauce, along with an option of fries toppings ranging from homemade chicken gravy to cheese and chip shop curry sauce…”

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New menu alert!

Salt n Pepper is back for good!

Here at the Coop we’ve been putting our heads together to come up with an amazing new menu for you lovely lot. It sees the introduction of some new gargantuan burgers including the new Massive Cock MK 4, some show-stopping mains with Asian influences and the return of some much missed classics (all hail the Yakety Wrap).

Not only that, but we’ve been creating some sexy sauces and side dishes to accompany the best buttermilk fried chicken around.

We’ve featured a couple below for you to see what you’ll be sinking your teeth into very shortly:

This beast of a burger features a bun of chicken. Yep that’s right two buttermilk fried chicken breasts as the bun… We’ve then stuffed it with our three cheese mac and cheese, cheese sauce, crispy bacon and Dr Pepper BBQ sauce. Oh, and its garnished with some chicken crack. *Silently drools*

Over on our large plates sections we’re introducing a Bao Bun Box. We’ve mixed things up and have gone for American, English and Asian influences as fillings for our mix of 3 Bao Buns. If you’ve never had a Bao Bun just think of them as steamed pillows of doughy heaven. Ours will be the sticky Bao, the buffalo Bao, and the roast Bao, each with very different but delicious flavours. Watch this space…

Bao Bun

Everyone’s favourite special has earned a secure spot on our new menu. Choose wings or drums, Chinese style and tossed with onions, mixed peppers, chilli, seaweed and that all important salt and pepper seasoning.

We’re sending out samples of our new menu to customers in the restaurant on Friday evenings, to get your lots lovely opinion ahead of the big launch in February, and we cant wait to hear your thoughts. Head to your nearest Coop this weekend for all the booze and chicken.

P.S. Did you know that we also give out free booze on Friday evenings from 4-7pm? Just sign up to our newsletter and you’ll receive a weekly voucher for a free pint or glass of wine – no strings attached! It’s kind of a no-brainer.

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