When catering assistant Ashley Edmond (right) and chef Wayne Burrows came up with the idea of a mother-and-toddler coffee shop and play area, the managers at Van Hage Peterborough decided to back the proposal.
And now, nearly three months after the opening of Kids Zone, mums and their small children are flocking to the garden centre attraction. As well as becoming a popular meeting place, it can now hold children’s parties and half-term activities.
Van Hage has increased the price of its breakfast from £1.99 to £2.29 but it hasn't put off customers. In fact, the early morning meal is still as popular as ever and draws visitors to the garden centre...
Fresh from its win of Best Trade Show 2013 at the UK’s Exhibition News Awards last month, lunch! is looking to make headlines again when it returns to Business Design Centre in London on September 23-24.
Two of the hottest properties in hot beverages in the out-of-home market are white hot chocolate and spice chai latte. In a market first, these are now both available through branded dispensers to ensure quality and consistency in the cup while removing the need for messy tubs, spoons and a kettle.