Frango’s, a Portuguese inspired eatery, has now opened in Coventry and is growing in popularity by the day.
The restaurant opened in December 2013 and has been serving up Portuguese delights ever since; including an array of flame grilled chicken and fresh fish dishes.
The building that now is Frango’s HQ was previously a post office and before being redeveloped had been empty for over seven years. The venue’s owner, Steve King, also has another company called Digital Switch Over which provides top of the range technology for the hospitality sector.
The inspiration behind Frango’s was to create a great restaurant as well as a working showroom, which illustrates to clients how innovative 21st century technology can enhance a business’s productivity.
Frango’s boasts state of the art technology including Wi-Fi hotspots and screens which are dotted throughout the venue which connect to tablets, and can be utilised by advertisers. The restaurants also contain a virtual jukebox with a virtual background music system which connects directly to the internet. As well as this Frango’s till systems are all connected to ipads which connect directly to the kitchen allowing the chefs to view orders as they are processed.
“We have tried to make Frango’s a blueprint business. We are not saying we are experts in the restaurant trade but we are offering a showroom restaurant that customers can see is a great way to operate a business.
“We hope to gain contractual work with pubs, restaurateurs and hotels from this venture.”
Frango’s translates into ‘chicken’ in Portuguese and the venue, like its name, is simple and fun. As well as serving up a variety of delectable steak, fish and chicken delights, the restaurant also offers customers a delicious tapas menu to choose from.
The venue holds live music gigs at weekends which ensure the Portuguese beers and wines available at the bar are always flowing. Owner Steve King oversaw the development project of Frango’s himself and worked on the design concept with a planner.
This process involved measuring the venue and deciding on a specific strategy for the restaurant’s design. It was a lengthy task which took about three years to plan, as the team had to submit detailed planning applications and await approval from the local authorities.
The venue resembles the medieval town of Silves in the stunning Algarve area of Portugal. This area has a plethora of Churrasqueira restaurants which barbecue meat and fish with a traditional recipe piri-piri oil. This specialist taste can now be sampled at Frango’s amongst many other gorgeous dishes.