One year after opening their doors in Kirkby, Britain’s first Poundcafe is celebrating serving up good quality food and exceptional value on a long-term basis.
Over the past year, the people of Kirkby have tucked into an impressive 222,000 pasties and 151,000 sausage rolls. It is estimated that the bakery has provided lunch to the population of Kirkby 15 times over.
Since the first cafe opened, a further 6 Poundcafes have opened, including Blackpool, Birkenhead, and Liverpool, and there are now 66 Poundbakery stores across Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire.
The ongoing success of the store has resulted in a recruitment drive that has led to 40 locals employed since the 2013 launch.
Store manager, Shirley Power, of Poundcafe, Kirkby, comments: “We’ve been part of the Kirkby community for a year now and see our loyal customers shopping with us on a daily basis. It is the relationship between our staff and the customer that has really made this store a success story.
“When we opened people questioned if a cafe could remain operational, while keeping prices consistently low - one year on, the Poundcafe is thriving.”
To celebrate the one year anniversary, and to support families during the school holidays, the Poundcafe will be offering free breakfasts for the first 10 children, aged 3 – 11 years, to visit the cafe each day of the school half term, Monday 26 May – Friday 30th May.