Overgate announces the reopening of popular Frankie & Benny's


24th August 2020

Overgate in Dundee is pleased to announce Frankie & Benny’s will reopen today at 11.30am.

The news is sure to be welcomed by the legions of fans who have popularised the Italian American diner in Overgate and its reopening heralds another important moment for the centre as it edges ever closer to all of its tenants being operational again.

In a positive development, the restaurant has retained all of its 24 staff positions; 14 full time and 10 part time.

To celebrate the opening of Frankie & Benny’s doors after a three-month lockdown – the restaurant temporarily closed on the 21st of May due to COVID-19 – diners are being promised a menu brimming with cult classics as well as exciting new options.

From Frankie’s Classic Meatballs to the New York Deli Hero sandwich and the 15’ Italian Hot Pizza, to the Chicken & Prawn Alfredo Pasta which is back on the menu due to popular demand, as well as new must-try dishes including Popcorn Shrimp and Mint Aero Choc Chip Sundae, tastebuds are guaranteed to be tantalised.

A range of measures to keep people safe and ensure an enjoyable dining experience have also been introduced. These include new Perspex screens throughout as well as customary social distancing and hygiene protocols. Diners will also have the option of a completely contactless service or a traditional waiter service. Seating capacity in the restaurant will be 100, a reduction from 121, whilst the hours of trade will be 11.30am to 8.00pm seven days a week.

In a development that is sure to further boost footfall, Frankie & Benny’s will also be participating in the wildly popular Eat Out to Help Out scheme for the remainder of this month. Due to anticipated demand, advance booking either online or by telephone is recommended. Also new is Frankie’s Favourites at Home – a click and collect service – which will be launching on Thursday the 27th of August in partnership with Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat.

Commenting, Malcolm Angus, Centre Manager of Overgate said;

“Overgate is delighted to announce Frankie & Benny’s is reopening. This is fantastic news for the many fans of the restaurant as well as another positive retail development for the centre.

“Not only is the restaurant a popular dining destination, Frankie & Benny’s is a valued employer and for all 24 staff to have retained their jobs is welcome news indeed.

“There is sure to be much excitement about Frankie & Benny’s reopening and this latest news signals another important positive step out of the retail lockdown.”

SDI (Dundee 2) Limited

The Overgate Centre, Dundee is owned and managed by Legal & General, the largest commercial property company in the UK.

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