Whatever happens in the future, 2019 will always represent a significant milestone in Loungers’ history after the restaurant and bar group completed a £185m flotation on the London Stock Exchange.
Critical to delivering the sustained like-for-like sales growth has been its focus on evolving and developing the Lounge and Cosy Club brands and their customer proposition.
Neither brand is wedded to a particular cuisine and this year has seen continued evolution and innovation in its broad all-day menus.
The business has had a strong reputation for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dining since inception and it has built on those foundations to respond to changing consumer dynamics.
Loungers commenced its kitchen re-set programme during the year and to date it has completed work at more than 50 sites.
The objective of the re-set is to improve the efficiency of its kitchens and the working environment of its back-of-house teams.
The relatively modest capital investment at each site addresses kitchen lay-out and additional equipment, as well as the deployment of kitchen display screens which provide invaluable data in terms of ticket times, efficiency and guest experience.
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