MANCHESTER — A popular breakfast and lunch restaurant with locations across New Hampshire is putting on hold plans to open a location in the state’s largest city.
Tucker’s, which operates locations in Hooksett, New London, Concord and Dover, was first launched in 2014. Hale Cole-Tucker and his wife, Erica, are co-owners of the small chain, and pride themselves on their restaurants’ customer service and comforting atmosphere.
The couple announced plans in April 2018 to open a Tucker’s at 725 Huse Road in Manchester, in the same plaza as Chunky’s Cinema and Pub.
But in a Facebook post dated April 18, Tucker’s management announced plans for the Huse Road location have been scratched.
“We regret to inform you that we have made the tough decision not to move forward with our Manchester project on Huse Road,” reads the post, on the official Tucker’s Facebook page. “This was a tough decision but one that we felt was in the best interest of the future of Tucker’s. Both the developer and Tucker’s have agreed on a mutual separation, and reached an agreement that is satisfactory to both parties involved.”
Ownership goes on to stress the company isn’t ready to walk away from the Queen City completely just yet.
“We assure you that we remain committed to finding a suitable location for a Tucker’s in Manchester in the near future,” the post reads. “Thank you for all of your support. We look forward to serving the Manchester community in the near future.”
Plans remain on track for Tucker’s restaurant to open a fifth New Hampshire location in Merrimack at the former Shaw’s plaza at 360 Daniel Webster Highway, near the Thirsty Moose Taphouse, Planet Fitness, Altitude Trampoline Park and Hayward’s Ice Cream. The site will offer 110 to 115 seats, more than the 95 in the Hooksett location.