Congratulations to the top 25 Garden Centres for food.

The Telegraph Newspaper has published its list of the top 25 Garden Centres for food.

There are some superb Garden Centres listed here, and many more out there doing great things with fresh local ingredients…

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Would you pay 3p per minute?

A new player has entered the cafe scene, and they have an interesting and game changing model. Ziferblat is London’s first pay-per-minute cafe, based on a Russian chain where ‘everything is free, except the time you spend there’ That means the coffee, cake, fruit and biscuits are free. But you pay 3p per minute while…

Have you run out of things to say on Facebook?

One of our client Garden Centres has developed a daily post on Facebook by highlighting their delicious sounding daily specials and giving a weather update. What a great way to promote the cafe specials, and provide a useful service to all of their gardening customers. Why not check them out on Facebook Here is todays…

Footfall generating ideas for your coffee shop

As Garden Centre Catering Consultants we are often asked about increasing footfall… Here is a great and simple idea from coffee giant Starbucks, who are inviting ¬†local groups to meet, chat, discuss (and drink coffee…) Have you invited your local groups in? Walkers Garden Centre at Doncaster have a book club, what groups meet in…

Could a stronger cake offer boost your cafe sales this spring?

Cafe Concerto are a cafe chain in London with 12 restaurants. Their cake displays are always incredible. Remember we buy with our eyes… As well as buying with our eyes latest research shows that we are buying less, but buying more carefully and are seeking both value and affordable treats. These offerings have a much…