Morrisons spends £16m updating cafes and developing new menu

Morrisons cafe

Morrisons is launching a brand new menu in its cafes to mark the latest phase of lockdown easing. 

In addition, the company has spent more than £16m updating the decor across all 406 cafes and increasing coronavirus safety measures ahead of customers returning indoors this week.

The supermarket chain said customers could expect an improved dining experience from the cafes as well as a completely refreshed and healthier menu.

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Highlights include fresh fish and bread that comes directly from its Market Street counters, a separate vegetarian and vegan menu and the inclusion of Morrisons ‘The Best’ products.

New additions to the menu include fish goujon sandwiches, an afternoon tea for two, poached eggs and avocado, three bean chilli burrito bowl and veggie burger.

New technology such as the order & pay app has been introduced allowing customers to order and pay at their tables via their own device and screens have been installed around all tables to turn them into booths.

All indoor dining areas have been given a fresh lick of paint as part of the improvements and new outdoor furniture has been installed at 157 cafés.

Ali Lyons, head of cafés at Morrisons, said: “We’ve put a lot of effort and investment into welcoming our customers back in a safe environment. We are so excited for them to try our brand new menu which is made from Morrisons products and then freshly prepared by our café colleagues.

“Our new ‘Order & Pay’ app will also make it easier for customers to order directly from their booth and have the food delivered straight to their table.”

All 406 Morrisons cafés are now open with takeaways still available via the Morrisons app where customers can choose a convenient time slot to collect their food. In addition, Morrisons reopened 93 barista bars from Monday.

The crockery used to serve the food has also been updated and the old range will be re-homed by the store’s Community Champion.

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