The Brighton and Hove-based restaurant and coffee bar firm, the Real Eating Company, has opened its sixth site, in the centre of Chichester.
The 68-seater coffee bar is the first that the Real Eating Company has secured in a high footfall location. The firm has intentionally chosen to locate the site close to competitors such as Caffè Nero, Coffee Republic and Starbucks.
The Real Eating Company focuses on local British produce with a selection of hot and cold snacks, home-made cakes, freshly squeezed juices and hot drinks for take-away as well as for customers to eat and drink on the premises. The sandwiches are freshly prepared each day on-site. There is also a dedicated food retail area where some of the produce can be purchased.
Helena Hudson, managing director of the Real Eating Company said: "We are extremely pleased with Chichester's trading and it has significantly exceeded our expectations. There is a clear gap in the market, especially outside London, for a better-quality coffee experience than the branded chain operators are able to provide and we are aggressively pursuing this opportunity. This is not only through a more hand-crafted approach to our coffee-making but also the quality and provenance of the snacks and food that are on offer".
The Real Eating Company has two restaurants in Hove and Lewes, as well as four coffee bars in Horsham, Bournemouth, Witney and Chichester, and a British cheese shop (Hove).
By Neil Gerrard
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