Shelley Sandzer secure debut UK site for BunCo

Leading specialist UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer, has secured a debut London location for Bao concept, BunCo, in the City of London. The new outlet is due to open later this year.

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The brand will take a 1,000 sq ft unit spread across ground floor and mezzanine levels.  Originating in Istanbul, Turkey, the new site located at 22 Monument Street will be the brand’s first in the UK.  BunCo’s primary offer will be steamed far Eastern buns known as “Bao” made with completely natural ingredients and combined with untraditional fillings such as falafel, fried chicken and tuna. 

Commenting on the deal, Tony Levine, leasing agent at Shelley Sandzer, said: “We are delighted to announce that BunCo will make their UK debut in the City of London.  Shelley Sandzer have a wealth of experience helping international brands make their debut in the UK, such as Five Guys, Duddell’s and Old Chang Kee.  Our experienced team provides high quality industry advice and a personable approach to assist with the process.”

Baran Dumanoglu, Managing Partner at BunCo, added: “BunCo was founded with the intention of bringing a unique interpretation to bao buns. People are bored of eating the same things so using quality and tasty ingredients, we have revolutionised the street food culture in Istanbul, and can’t wait to share this with our new customers in London. Opening our second outlet in a new country is a big step, but Shelley Sandzer have been brilliant advisors throughout this process and secured the perfect City of London location.”

This signing follows the announcement that Shelley Sandzer secured a debut European site for established Singaporean snack, food and beverage chain, Old Chang Kee, in Covent Garden. Shelley Sandzer’s was also recently involved in a high-profile deal for two Michelin star Hong Kong restaurant, Duddell’s, who made their UK debut at St Thomas’ Church, London Bridge, in November of last year.

Shelley Sandzer is a leading and dynamic agency, specialising in the restaurant and leisure property sector.  The company provides considered and valued advice to many of the UK’s most highly regarded restaurant brands, centres, developments high streets and landlords, via a lateral thinking team with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the leisure business.  Shelley Sandzer is also known for the key role it plays in launching new entrants and unique concepts to the market, such as Duddell’s, Honey & Smoke and Frame.

Shelley Sandzer acted for BunCo.


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