CDG expands Ale & Coffee House offering with new site

Casual Dining Group (CDG), has signed a concessions agreement with Ports of Jersey to open an Ale & Coffee House site on the island.

The design plans for the new opening will see the creation of a restaurant and bar facility based on CDG’s existing Ale & Coffee House concepts.

The new site will focus on delivering an all-day offering, featuring pub classics using local produce, alongside a premium drinks range including a variety of cask ales, as well as other beers, coffee, wine and spirits.

This new deal CDG’s second contract with Ports of Jersey, following an agreement in 2017 to run all food and beverage concessions at Jersey Airport.

The new 180-cover Ale & Coffee House, called The Shipyard, will open at the Elizabeth Terminal in early 2019.

Located near St Helier, the new site is the third in CDG’s Ale & Coffee House offering, following two openings at Heathrow Airport last year.

Managing director of concessions and franchising at CDG, Mark Nelson, said: “This partnership demonstrates the versatility of our portfolio and flexibility to meet the needs of any location, and we are delighted to be working together again with Ports of Jersey to create an offer for the local community and also passengers passing through.”

James Morris, group commercial projects officer for Ports of Jersey, said: “The port has been crying out for a food and drink offer and we’re confident the Ale & Coffee House will be a hit with travellers and locals alike.

He added: “CDG’s proven success of operations at Jersey airport and the quality of the concept, made it a no brainer for us to partner with them again at the port. Their ability to pull together a winning offer and also their willingness to adapt the model, sets them apart from the crowd and we’re looking forward to developing this offer at Elizabeth Terminal.”

The Casual Dining Group operates nearly 300 mid-market restaurant brands across the UK including Café Rouge, Bella Italia and Las Iguanas.

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