Black and White Reports Brisk Trading Following Easing Of Lockdown
Black and White Hospitality, which operates eight Marco Pierre White branded restaurant concepts, has reported brisk trading following the easing of lockdown restrictions.
With six of its 40 plus restaurant estate opening for al fresco dining, initial figures suggest there is a strong appetite for people to dine out with over 500 covers served in the first three days of trading.
The group is now gearing up for more of its estate to reopen as lockdown eases further and guests venture out to enjoy a meal and drink with friends and family.
Nick Taplin, Chairman and CEO at Black and White Hospitality said: “It’s great to be able to open our doors and was fantastic to see so many people come to enjoy a meal at the sites that have reopened.
“Obviously we’re currently operating outside dining only and am pleased to say the first few days went very well and as we ease our way out of lockdown, we’ll look forward to welcoming more people wanting to dine out or enjoy a drink.
“Customers will notice that things may be a little different, as we have made some necessary changes to our restaurants based on advice from the Government, industry bodies and our own safety consultants.
“We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene and we’ve taken every precaution so that those who dine with us can do so safe in the knowledge that all has been done to safeguard their health and that of the staff.
“There’s no denying that the hospitality sector has been hit hard by this pandemic, however we were determined to come out of this by hitting the ground running so that our customers can feel reassured we’ve done all we can to provide them with a safe dining environment.
“We’ll now look forward to welcome more customers as the come and enjoy a relaxing meal out.”