Restaurant and deli becomes social distancing supermarket
By Andrew Merrell | 26th March 2020
An upmarket Cotswold restaurant and deli has transformed itself into an online and phone supermarket to help get food to anyone who needs it during the coronavirus crisis.
MBB Brasserie, the Cirencester's Corn Hall Deli and restaurant, had recently become an indoor market - but due to social distancing rules has had to change quickly.
Wanting to continue to serve its customers, stay in business and help in the community it has become a pick-up and go supermarket.
Customers can call the restaurant and order essential groceries or ready meals prepared by the chefs from MBB and The Kings Head Hotel.
Orders can then be delivered straight to customers vehicles when they arrive at the Corn Hall.
Trusted suppliers have joined forces to ensure a supply of bread, eggs and fresh fruit and vegetables available to order over the phone or online for pick up.
"We are offering NHS staff free delivery as well as 20 percent off products in accordance with the Blue Light Card initiative and delivered some of our boxed meals to the police," said Ethan Rodgers, MBB executive chef.
"We have been in touch with the local authorities as we are looking to work with charities and those who need help right now.
"We are also looking to go out into rural areas and help the villages via online delivery or perhaps pop up at a village hall or centre, especially if further lockdown measures are taken.
"It is a safer way to shop with many not wanting to visit large supermarkets; we are a kind of drive-thru, a pick and collect cutting down physical handling and contact of your groceries and order.
"We have fresh fruit and vegetables and our ready meals are quite large so would be good for couples. We are also making pies and our own sausage rolls."
Visit mbbbrasserie.co.uk or telephone 01285 641818.
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