A Korean BBQ restaurant is reportedly set to open on the site of a former gourmet burger bar which went bust.

Yori, which has restaurants across London including at Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden, as well as Cambridge and Brighton, bills itself as offering "the most authentic Korean food with a cup of Korean tea or Soju".

According to reports it will open at 33 -35 George Street in Oxford which was formerly occupied by the Byron burger restaurant.

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The Oxford branch closed in October 2023 after the chain went into administration earlier that year.

At its height of popularity in 2018, Byron had 67 restaurants.

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It was founded in 2007 and Byron first collapsed in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic.

It hired administrators in the summer of 2020 before being sold to Calveton, a private investment firm.

But only 21 of Byron's 51 branches stayed open - leading to 600 jobs being axed.

It collapsed into administration again early in 2023.

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Over 30 staff at the Oxford branch, some of whom had worked there for a decade, set up a petition to try to save the branch.

A spokesperson for Oxford City Council said: "We can confirm that it has been let, but as yet, not to whom."

Yori has been contacted for comment.