A new business is preparing to join the food hall in the next two weeks
Two food outlets have left Hammonds of Hull this week, with promises of a new addition on the way.
It has been confirmed that Mr Hugo Smokehouse and Burgr both departed the city centre food hall this past weekend, with both outlets having reached the end of their agreed contracts. Burgr joined Hammonds in August 2022, while Mr Hugo Smokehouse has been one of the food hall’s longest-serving vendors, having joined way back in February last year.
Hammonds of Hull Floor Manager Nick Acklam has since explained that a new food outlet will be joining the food hall in the coming weeks, providing the people of Hull with a ‘new taste experience’. The news comes after a rollercoaster year for the city centre enterprise, which has seen a number of retailers come and go in its first 12 months.
Speaking to Hull Live, Nick Acklam said: “They (Mr Hugo Smokehouse and Burgr) are no longer at the food hall. They reached the end of their contractual agreement and decided not to continue or renew it.
“I’m currently in talks with a new business to start within the next two weeks which will hopefully provide a great new food experience.”
While the city may be saying goodbye to both Mr Hugo Smokehouse and Burgr – at least in their current guises – the owners still have a number of other food venues in and around Hull to satisfy the public’s needs.
Kicks Bar and Grill, based on the corner of Paragon Street, in the building formerly occupied by Mr Hugo, has already established itself in less than a year as one of Hull’s premier sports bars, complete with an impressive food offering including smash burgers, tacos, and steaks.
More recently, owner Luke Billingham opened Rise and Grind Bistro in Kingswood, providing the community with a much-needed restaurant that caters for both brunch and evening meals.
The owners of Mr Hugo Smokehouse and Burgr have been approached for comment.