The new owners are ambitious about Solita’s future.
The burger joint has long been known as one of Manchester’s best, however, in the past year, its Prestwich restaurant and sister restaurant El Taquero have both closed down, leaving only two sites remaining. Now, Yorkshire-born Shoot The Bull are set to breathe a new lease of life into the brand.
Officially taking over this month, the company already runs Hull and Leeds’ Shoot The Bull food truck and tavern-style pub The Old House, which has venues in both Hull and York. Both ventures have proven incredibly successful in Yorkshire, and now the team are ready to take on their new challenge: Solita. Retaining the staff and venues at both the Northern Quarter and Didsbury sites, Shoot The Bull has a number of tricks up their sleeves in the coming months, and there are even talks of a brand new Solita in Leeds.
Expanding on Solita’s already much-loved offering, the Didsbury location will be transformed with a brand new bar upstairs which will serve a variety of cocktails and craft beers for guests to enjoy. The Northern Quarter restaurant will also be receiving some much-needed TLC, with a new look outdoor seating area just in time for summer.
Shoot The Bull has already started making subtle changes, switching out Solita’s fries and starting plans to introduce their very own “bretzel” bun made from half pretzel, half bread. An updated menu is expected to follow, with more street food options that will complement the restaurant groups existing businesses, and hopefully follow suit from Solita’s own creations such as the Cheeseburger Spring Rolls. Solita’s Wagyu beef offering will remain the same, with menu classics such as The Big Manc also confirmed to be safe from any menu changes. Phew!
Shoot The Bull currently operates across the UK with their award-winning “restaurant-style street food”, with trucks currently stationed in Hull and Leeds. The business also runs two Rotisserie and Grill pop-ups in Sheffield and Hull, with classic tavern-style pub The Old House also under the restaurant groups umbrella, which can be found in both Hull and York.