West Coast Ventures Group, owner and operator of fast casual dining concept Illegal Burger, has signed a letter of intent to acquire a new Illegal Burger restaurant in Denver, Colorado, US.

Established in 2013 by its founder and CEO Jim Nixon, Illegal Burger offers a wide range of menu items including hand-crafted burgers, chicken, salads and specialty desserts across the US.

West Coast Ventures Group CEO Jim Nixon said: “This is an exceptional opportunity to capture a dense white-collar day and evening population with high-income residential demographics.

“What is also very important to our model is that the location will provide 2000ft2 of indoor seating and 350ft2 of patio seating.”

“The new location sits between two nationally recognised hotels, Hilton and Residence Inn, with high-volume shopping and dining traffic.

“Sales in this location already exceeded $900,000 before conversion to the company’s Illegal Burger brand. What is also very important to our model is that the location will provide 2000ft2 of indoor seating and 350ft2 of patio seating.”

Led by restaurant entrepreneurs, West Coast Ventures Group currently owns and operates Illegal Burger and El Señor Sol restaurant concepts.

El Señor Sol is a full-service Mexican restaurant offering a range of menu items including chips and salsa, guacamole salad, nachos, quesadilla and shrimp tacos.

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The company is planning to scale both concepts into national franchise models operating metro-styled restaurants. It is currently generating gross annual sales of $2.725m.