James Martin Kitchen secures station and shopping centre sites

James Martin Kitchen, Stansted

James Martin Kitchen has expanded its portfolio of outlets by two sites in the space of a month.     

The brand, which made its debut at London Stansted Airport in 2015, can now be found at a station as well as a leading shopping centre. New James Martin Kitchens have now opened at Manchester Piccadilly railway station and Debenhams intu Lakeside.

SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, opened the sites.

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James Martin Kitchen is a premium bakery that offers a combination of fresh farm ingredients and the highest quality baking, it says. Every ingredient is sourced as locally and is as fresh as possible.

At breakfast time there is a range of hot and cold breakfast sandwiches, fruit and yogurt pots and pastries. JMK’s coffee is Martin’s favourite blend, aptly named Kickstart. Moving through the day, freshly made pies, wraps, sandwiches, baguettes and salads are offered for lunch.

Simon Smith, CEO of SSP UK, believes that James Martin Kitchen is a brand that passengers “love” and that clients want.

He said: “It’s already been a big hit at Stansted, and we are confident that it will be equally as well received at Manchester and Lakeside. It’s a brand that has been developed to have the flexibility to perform well in a range of channels – whether that’s an airport, a railway station or a shopping centre.”

Daniel Charles, head of retail at Network Rail Property, commented: “We are delighted to welcome the very first James Martin Kitchen at a railway station, which supports our continuing aspiration to enhance the customer experience and grow the retail offer at our stations as they become destinations in their own right.

“This concept will further improve the quality and range of food on offer to the 40 million passengers who travel through Manchester Piccadilly station every year.”

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