Pizza specialists sign English debut at major shopping and leisure destination

White Rose in Leeds, part of the Landsec retail portfolio, has announced the signing of Mozza, the wood-fired pizza specialists, for their first-ever site in England.

Due to open this summer once restrictions allow, the 2,273 sq ft restaurant will be on White Rose’s upper level.

Situated in the destination’s food and drink quarter, Mozza will join local and regional operators, such as burger brand, Frankster’s, and national and international brands, including Five Guys and Wagamama.

Mozza has six restaurants throughout Scotland and has chosen White Rose as the first step of expansion plans into England and the rest of the UK.

Adam Sawyer, portfolio manager at Landsec, said: “Mozza is a fantastic brand with a great reputation in Scotland, and we are delighted the team has selected White Rose for its first restaurant in England.

“Mozza’s arrival is testament to White Rose’s popularity in the region among operators and consumers.

“While White Rose has an extensive retail offer, there is so much more in the destination to explore, as Mozza highlights.”

Giuseppe Marini, owner of Mozza, added: “It’s extremely exciting to be opening up our first site in England, highlighting the strength of Mozza as a brand. We’re thrilled to soon open our doors and welcome locals and visitors alike.”

Pudney Shuttleworth and JLL are joint agents for Landsec on the F&B and leisure at White Rose. Reis Short & Co acted for Mozza.