SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Jumbo Group today opened its sixth Jumbo Seafood outlet in ION Orchard, Singapore, bringing its total number of Jumbo Seafood branded restaurants across Asia to 17.

The new restaurant spans over 5,400 sq ft, including four VIP rooms, and seats 160 in total. It marks the group’ first Jumbo Seafood outlet in Singapore over the past 10 years, and is also the first outlet to be located at a shopping mall in Singapore.

Within the city state, the group also has outlets at East Coast Seafood Centre, Riverside Point, The Riverwalk, Dempsey Hill, and National Service Resort & Country Club’s (NSRCC) Changi Clubhouse.

In a Wednesday filing, Jumbo highlights its new outlet’s location as an attractive and feasible setting for hosting corporate and business lunches as well as dinners.

The group aims to leverage the outlet’s strategic location within Singapore’s shopping district considering ION Orchard’s status as a landmark luxury mall.       

“While our efforts in the last 5 years have been focused in bringing our brand and sharing Singapore’s heritage dishes to other parts of the region, we are constantly on the look-out for good locations to expand our Jumbo Seafood network of restaurants in Singapore, and we believe that we have found an ideal location in ION Orchard,” says Ang Kiam Meng, group CEO and executive director of the group.

“Jumbo Seafood is a household name for Singaporeans and overseas visitors, and the heavy footfall of shoppers along Orchard Road bode well for the restaurant. We are optimistic that its prime location carries wide appeal to the corporates as a destination of choice to dine and conduct their business and networking sessions,” he adds.

Shares in Jumbo closed 1 cent higher at 40 cents on Wednesday.