The Cafe business for the professional operator - keeping up to date with what's new and interesting - written by Chris Brown,
Turpin Smale Catering Consultants
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Hot Pot Footfall
Mary Portas is spot on with her comments about the need to drive footfall. She might not be so happy with how garden centres and farm shops are pulling folk away from the high street. Guy, Russell and the team at Barton Grange near Preston know how to pull them in - their cafe is offering Hot Pot (with red cabbage and crusty bread) at £2.95 between 5pm and 7.30pm. At a time when the cafe would otherwise be quiet 480 customers came last Tuesday all buying drinks and items in the garden centre. Little wonder their business is up 12% on last year.
Chris Brown, Charles Manners, Ian Doughty and Tracey Fairclough are Directors of catering consultants Turpin Smale.
Clients include clubs, theatres, visitor attractions, stately homes, garden centres, conference centres and just a few cafes.
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