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Mozza signs English debut at Leeds shopping centre

Scotland-based Mozza, the wood-fired pizza specialists, has signed up for its first-ever site in England at White Rose shopping complex, part of the Landsec retail portfolio.

Due to open this summer once restrictions allow, the 2,273 sq ft eatery will be located on White Rose’s upper level. Situated in the destination’s food and drink quarter, Mozza will join local and regional operators, such as high-quality burger brand, Frankster’s, and national and international brands, including Five Guys and Wagamama.

Mozza creates carefully crafted and authentic Neapolitan pizza, produced by a skilled chef trained in the art of wood fired ovens, known as a Pizzaiolo. The brand has six restaurants throughout Scotland and has chosen White Rose as the first step in expansion plans into England and the rest of the UK.

Giuseppe Marini, owner of Mozza and the Tony Macaroni chain, commented, “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.”

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.”

Mozza was launched in Glasgow and currently operates a further two in Glasgow (one in Silverburn Shopping Centre), along with those in Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews.

White Rose is a leading regional destination for Leeds and Yorkshire, with 5,000 parking spaces allowing safe access to over 800,000 sq ft of retail, dining, and leisure.

By combining convenience in the form of Sainsbury’s and M&S, with leading retailers such as Primark and Zara, and leisure operators including an 11-screen Cineworld with IMAX, The Escapologist, and a varied F&B mix, White Rose creates a genuine all-day offer.