Roadchef has expanded its outdoor catering options with the roll out of new open-air food huts at sites across its estate.
The motorway service area has introduced the new offering to cater for the surge in road users travelling this summer, with the food huts available at 11 Roadchef sites in the UK.
The huts have been installed by Liverpool-based street food and catering equipment supplier, Big Kahuna, and will be live at the sites until September 2021.
Visitors to the new food huts will be able to pick up a ‘grab and go’ options, such as Cornish pasties, noodles and bagels, as well as Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Howard Lockwood, catering & brand development director at Roadchef, said the sites have the potential to be added to the main estate in the future if this summer roll out proves lucrative.
He commented: “We’re anticipating a busy summer ahead as travellers take to the roads and visitor numbers increase. Our new food huts provide even more options for those looking for a tasty treat to enjoy as they stop and de-stress at one of our regional sites or if they just need a grab-and-go option on the way to their staycation.
“From a business point of view, it is also interesting to see how these outlets perform and which are the most appealing to our customers. Feedback will be extremely useful to us in helping to inform potential new offerings within the main site building in the future.
“With footfall over the last few months significantly up on the same period last year, visitor numbers are set to surge during the late July-August period as the hospitality sector gains momentum and domestic travel rises.”