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Crussh opens first hospital site in deal with Sodexo

James Kidman, head of food, Crussh, Stuart Winters, CEO, Sodexo Healthcare UK, Sarah-Jane Marsh, CEO Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Matt Dawson and Helen Harrison, brand director, Crussh

Healthy food chain Crussh has opened its first hospital site, expanding beyond the south east to launch in Birmingham’s Children Hospital.

The new opening is Crussh’s first site outside the south and is part of a deal with Sodexo.

Crussh in Birmingham Children’s hospital is compliant with the CQUIN framework to improve healthy food for NHS staff, visitors and patients, this includes the voluntary national SSB (Sugar – Sweetened Beverages) reduction scheme.

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The new opening follows last year’s landmark franchise deal between Crussh and Sodexo, which will see Crussh open outlets across all of the Sodexo business from workplace catering to universities, hospitals and government locations across the UK and Ireland.

The new Crussh café will stay true to the Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars classic menu, offering a large range of healthy food from breakfast pots & toasties to salads, wraps and healthy treats, alongside freshly pressed juices, smoothies and Organic & Fairtrade coffee.

As with all Crussh stores, there is a big focus on plant-based items with 70% of the Crussh range being vegetarian and 45% vegan.

Shane Kavanagh, CEO of Crussh said: “We couldn’t be more excited about opening at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.  Positively impacting people’s health and wellbeing is what drives everything we do and being able to work with Sodexo on the operation at Birmingham children’s hospital has been very rewarding so far. We hope people enjoy our food and drink and we look forward to being part of the hospital’s community.”

Crussh opened its first site in partnership with Sodexo, at City, University of London, in March 2019.

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