Gino D’Acampo’s first Italian fast-casual dining offer, My Coffee & Deli Bar, has expanded just eight weeks after its launch.
The new eatery, located on the ground floor of My Pizza & Prosecco Bar in fashion retailer Next, Manchester, has acquired further floor space within the fashion store. The expansion sees an additional 25 covers created.
The celebrity chef has also introduced a new online ordering service, www.Gino2Go.com, which enables guests to pre-order their lunch and collect when ready and delivery is free for orders over £30. He is looking to roll this concept out across his other restaurants.
My Coffee & Deli Bar is Gino’s third restaurant offer in Manchester, sitting alongside his original restaurant at the Corn Exchange and his My Pizza & Prosecco Bar, located on the first floor of Next.
D’Acampo said: “Italian fast-casual dining is a popular concept in Italy and has been well received in London. I had no doubt it would prove popular in Manchester. People’s lifestyles have changed; they’re looking for great, quality, hot food that can be enjoyed on the move or in an easy, relaxed environment. My Coffee & Deli Bar delivers exactly that, morning, noon and night.
“Brits are well recognised for their great manners and readiness to queue but who really wants to if you don’t have to. It is early days for Gino2Go but the initial response has been great and we’re looking forward to rolling it out across our wider restaurants.”
He added: “If you want to be successful in this industry you’ve got to be agile, you’ve got to listen to what people want and embrace new advancements in technology, it’s not just about delivering great food.”