Oodles Chinese to Open its Biggest Restaurant

Oodles Chinese is launching its biggest restaurant yet in Derby. It has transformed a former steakhouse on Normanton Road to open its fourth restaurant in the Midlands.

The company serves freshly-made Indo Chinese food with a mix of Chinese, Malaysian, Manchurian, Singapore and Thai dishes on the menu – with customers choosing starters and mains to be served in small, medium or large boxes.

The doors will officially open on Saturday, April 21, with a special launch party across the weekend from 11am till late.

The Derby opening comes just two months after opening its first store in Birmingham to add to two branches in Leicester, including its head office, amid an aggressive expansion plan from its management team targeting 10 more openings by 2020 creating over 200 new jobs.

The Normanton Road site has been completely transformed to create its signature Chinese-influenced look among its red and black brand colour scheme.

Diners will encounter an open-plan kitchen with live cooking to see their food being freshly-prepared.

Mohammed Umar, founder and CEO of Oodles Chinese, said: ““Our arrival in Derby is one of the most exciting milestones for the Oodles Chinese brand and we are delighted to be here.

“We have really pushed ourselves to break into new ways of thinking and try innovative solutions we’ve never implemented before during the renovation of our biggest store to date but we are delighted with the end results.

“We are now looking forward to introducing some amazing and unique Indo Chinese food alongside what we genuinely feel is a real food experience for Derby residents.”

Dishes at Oodles Chinese include Malaysian chicken, chilli chicken, Chinese lamb curry, chilli prawns, teriyaki chicken, schezuan beef stir fry and crispy prawns.

Side options include vegetable spring rolls, Chinese fried wings and prawn crackers.

A large box is priced at £6.50, medium is £6 and small is £5 with customers choosing two starters and up to two main dishes.

It also operates a lunchtime special (collection only)- from 11am to 3pm Monday to Friday with a large box for £5.50 with free drink, medium box for £5 and a small box for £4. The food is certified halal and includes vegetarian options.

As part of the launch party next Saturday, the restaurant is doing a 50 per cent off promotion on all food for one day only. The event will feature entertainment, local bloggers and guests from the business community.

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