Busi­ness boom­ing af­ter sale

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ONE of Toowoomba’s most pop­u­lar res­tau­rants is clear­ing up any ru­mours over its thriv­ing po­si­tion on the city’s restau­rant food chart.

When the brand Hello Harry was bought by HH IP Hold­ings in Fe­bru­ary, res­i­dents were wor­ried what it could mean for the Toowoomba restau­rant in ur­ban food precinct Wal­ton Stores.

How­ever, its fran­chisee Jaime Thomas said it was busi­ness as usual.

“We’re thrilled with the re­sponse we’ve had from the lo­cals and so grate­ful for their pa­tron­age,” she said.

“Noth­ing has changed. I’ve been the man­ager from the start (and) there was no ma­jor shake-up.”

HH IP Hold­ings co-di­rec­tor Rob McCue was drawn to the op­por­tu­nity to buy Hello Harry be­cause he said it was a brand with high-qual­ity prod­ucts at an ex­cep­tional price point.

Mrs Thomas is orig­i­nally from Toowoomba and re­turned for the fran­chise op­por­tu­nity.

“It’s a town that has evolved over the years,” she said.

“We loved the con­cept of Wal­ton Stores and fell in love with the brand. Hello Harry is proud to be a con­tribut­ing part of this suc­cess­ful precinct.”

PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

FOR­TU­NATE FRAN­CHISEE: Hello Harry Toowoomba man­ager Jaime Thomas.

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