Ribs ‘n’ Bibs in Lincoln city centre will be closing later this month, but owners will be transforming the venue into a new restaurant.
The venue, situated on The Strait will close on March 18 for a short time before opening as the Meat Inc. Burger House & Bar.
Owners of Ribs ‘n’ Bibs also own Meat Inc. on Caenby Corner, and will be bringing the popular burger brand to the city centre, with all staff from Ribs ‘n’ Bibs restaurant keeping their jobs.
Charles Patrick, Co-Owner of Ribs N Bibs told Lincolnshire Business: “As many people will know, we announced the closure of Ribs ‘n’ Bibs yesterday, with us finally closing the doors on Sunday, March 18.
“Since the announcement we have been humbled and overwhelmed by the response, so thank you.
“We therefore thought we should allay some fears and confirm that the site will not remain vacant and all existing jobs are secure. Our existing team will remain.
“Due to the success of our ‘Meat Inc.’ concept situated at Caenby Corner, we have decided to focus on that brand moving forward.
“After a short refurb we can confirm that we will be launching a city centre variation of the ‘Meat Inc.‘ concept, namely ‘Meat Inc. Burger House & Bar’.
“Our medium term plan for ‘Meat Inc.’ is to acquire a couple more sites in the region with a view to potentially franchising the concept, dependent on its success.
“It is hoped that the ‘Ribs ‘n’ Bibs’ brand will live on at events and weddings locally, offered through our outside catering business ‘Yellow Belly Catering’.”