Zula Partners With Yau

8th December

Zula, the Istanbul-based burger concept, has partnered with Wagamama founder Alan Yau to launch in the UK.

The concept, which is the brainchild of Üryan Doğmuş and Cihan Kıpçak, is set to launch its first site in the UK next spring after securing a site near Marble Arch. It has acquired a site on Old Quebec Street, just off Oxford Street.

Founded in 2017, Zula Burgers has since expanded from one stall at Harbiye to five outlets in Istanbul. The business said that an average of 70,000 people visit Zula every month.

It plans to open further sites in the capital. The business has partnered with both Yau – the founder of Hakkasan, Busaba Eathai and Yauatcha – and Reha Arslan, of Yamabahce, to bring its plans to launch in the UK to fruition.

Yau launched Yamabahçe, the concept centred around Turkish flatbread, in Marylebone, in 2018. Samuel Nassimi acted on behalf of Zula, while George Griffiths of Kenningham Retail acted for the landlord of The Portman Estate.