A POPULAR dinosaur-themed restaurant in Loch Lomond has been put up for sale.

Jurassic Alive Ltd was founded in 2019 by Jozef Mordawska and Natalie Matts with a single site in England, before opening the Loch Lomond Shores store last year.

Blacks Business Brokers has been instructed to market Jurassic Alive Ltd, the operator of the Jurassic Grill chain, with a guide price of £1.3 million to take over the business.

The chain currently operates four restaurants, the other three being located in Kettering and Rushden Lakes in Northamptonshire, and Whiteley, near Fareham on the south coast of England.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The restaurant has plenty of dinosaur-themed decorationsThe restaurant has plenty of dinosaur-themed decorations (Image: Blacks Business Brokers Ltd)

Each of the four stores are lavishly decorated in a prehistoric style, and menus are dinosaur-themed. The Loch Lomond venue also includes the UK’s first Ice Age-themed cocktail and dessert bar.

The Loch Lomond restaurant seats a total of 150 customers indoors and 84 outdoors, divided between its dinosaur and ice age-themed areas.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The store based at Loch Lomond Shores opened last yearThe store based at Loch Lomond Shores opened last year (Image: Blacks Business Brokers Ltd)

The four premises incur a combined annual rent of £360,000. All the restaurants include their own administration offices, dining areas, and fully equipped commercial kitchens.

The business employs a total of 67 staff plus a further nine managers. The owners, who wish to exit from the business due to a change in personal circumstances, do not work in the business on a day-to-day basis.

In its most recent financial year, Jurassic Alive Ltd posted a turnover of £1.59 million, achieving a gross profit of £1.05 million. The projected turnover for the financial year ending November 30 this year is £3.2 million.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The chain of restaurants is for sale for £1.3millionThe chain of restaurants is for sale for £1.3million (Image: Blacks Business Brokers Ltd)

The business has recently received approaches regarding the possibility of expanding both nationally and globally by franchising the Jurassic Grill concept. This is a live opportunity that a new owner could explore.

Callum Pollard, associate director at Blacks Business Brokers, said, “Over a period of just four years our clients have built a really significant business. It has a unique theme, great locations, and superb reviews online.

“The Jurassic Grill brand is just getting started and has already sparked interest that could lead to international expansion, so there is amazing potential here for a new owner, whether that be an existing hospitality group, an entrepreneur or an investor, to take these foundations and build the next big thing in casual dining.

"On a day-to-day basis, the staff and managers are delivering an offering that is proving incredibly popular, so the opportunity here really is massive.”

All enquiries should be directed to Blacks Business Brokers on 0333 370 0000, quoting reference 8269.