UK’s Birds Bakery stores welcome revival of outdoor seating
UK-based Birds Bakery has re-opened the majority of its outdoor seating areas after latest government guidelines as part of its roadmap out of the coronavirus pandemic, writes Neill Barston.
A total of eight of the company’s East midlands stores were active again this week, which have been spaced out to allow for social distancing measures to remain in place.
The business also requests that its customers continue to wear face masks or coverings when visiting inside its stores.
As previously reported by Confectionery Production, the stores, known within the region for its freshly baked cakes, pork pies and chocolate treats, the company has remained open for takeaway food, in line with the current government restrictions for social distancing amid the pandemic.
Significantly, the bakery enjoyed a particularly strong period of trading in recent months with Christmas and Easter ranges, with a notable uptick in its online ordering service proving valuable amid challenging economic times.
Lesley Bird, Birds Bakery chief operating officer, said: “We’re delighted to welcome the lifting of some restrictions at a number of our stores. Our outdoor seating areas will be operating again, however indoor seating will remain closed until further guidelines have been released.
“The safety of our staff and customers is paramount and we will be continuing with our rigorous measures. As government guidelines now allow outdoor table service for customers up to six, we have reduced the number of seats outside and spaced them out to allow for social distancing.
“We hope that our customers will come and enjoy a coffee and a cake outside at Birds and for those who are unable to or don’t feel comfortable coming into store, our ring and reserve and home delivery services are open as usual.”