A YORK law firm has lent its support to the expansion of one of the city’s world famous food outlets.

As reported last month, York Roast Co has invested £150,000 in created a 30-seater dining area at its Stonegate shop.

The business, which was founded in 2010, was advised on the lease by Langleys Solicitors, which helped the firm reach an agreement on a new lease for the Grade II listed building with landlord The National Trust.

York Roast Co became a global viral sensation after millions watched an online video showing the preparation of its wrap – roast meat, vegetables and gravy wrapped in a huge, flattened Yorkshire Pudding.

Mr Chadwick said the success of the YorkyPud Wrap had contributed to a 50 per cent growth in turnover for York Roast Co, which is expected to hit £3 million this year.

Now the family-run company can accommodate even more visitors at its Stonegate shop after the makeover.

York Roast Co has further branches in Low Petergate, York, and Chester, Salisbury and Shrewsbury.

Before its expansion, the Stonegate shop was the only one without a dining area.

Wayne Chadwick, managing director, said: “The York weather is far from reliable so when it rains we need some seats.

“Our customers can now enjoy their meal in a comfortable and warm environment.

“The building dates back to the 16th century so the conversion was sympathetic to this history and we made sure that all conservation and building regulations were carefully addressed.

“Langleys have provided us with an excellent service with regards to the lease and kept on top of everything we threw at them.”

Amy Taylor, solicitor in the commercial property team at Langleys, said: “We were delighted to assist Wayne with his new lease at Stonegate.

“York Roast Co has long been known for the quality of its food. The increasing number of diners who want to enjoy the YorkyPud Wrap now have the option to eat-in, which is especially useful on those all-too-often days when the heavens open over York.”

The Stonegate shop was closed for 11 weeks while the work was carried out, before reopening last month.

Mr Chadwick said he believes the firm has the capacity to open more shops in the future, adding: “We don’t want to become a huge chain. We are a family-run business. We don’t want to end up in a position where we become like some other brands.”