POOLE Hill is to welcome its latest restaurant company – a vegan street food business venturing into the restaurant business for the first time.

Mighty Wieners started trading 12 months ago as a mobile street food business, however the business were forced to change tack after festival and events were forced to cancel this summer.

The vegan restaurant will be moving into the building currently operated by Embers smoke house and barbecue on Poole Hill and opening its doors on Saturday August 1.

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Owner Kate Butterworth said: “At the beginning of this year, we were looking pretty busy as we were planning on attending a lot of festivals and events.

“We were going to live as street food pirates but when Covid hit, we had all our events cancelled, so we spend the first part of lockdown twiddling our thumbs, thinking what were we going to do

We put our heart and soul into the business so that it could be ready for this summer, so it was quite hard news to take that summer was cancelled

Joining businesses such as Mad Cucumber, Twelve Eatery, Sunrise Organics and Green Label Kitchen, Mighty Wieners hope to make The Triangle Bournemouth’s vegan hub.

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Although the restaurant will be running at 60 per cent capacity in order to conform with social distancing guidelines, the restaurant will not be taking reservations for tables, and instead run on a first come first served basis.

Kate added: "We had a couple of nights a week as a pop-up eatery in Westbourne which went pretty well so, we took the decision of going into a bricks and mortar restaurant as we wanted to take the cheaper opportunity of opening up a restaurant.

"The issue that other restaurants have been having in taking reservations but customers not turning up, that is something that we can’t really afford to have tables sitting empty.

"We want people to come here and to experience our tasty food regardless of what it is made from. We are not just for hardcore vegan crew."

The restaurant will be opening with a full menu and are also taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to support struggling eateries.