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Morrisons makes multi-million pound café investment

Morrisons has invested over £16 million on updating the decor across all of its 406 cafés and increasing coronavirus safety measures ahead of welcoming customers back indoors today (Monday).

The supermarket chain has also launched a brand new menu in its cafés as it celebrates the latest phase of lockdown easing.

Customers can expect an improved dining experience from the cafés as well as a completely refreshed and healthier menu.

Highlights include fresh fish and bread that comes directly from Market Street counters, a separate vegetarian and vegan menu and the inclusion of Morrisons 'The Best' products.

Morrisons says its cafés are an important part of the community, with many customers choosing to dine on a frequent basis each week and so significant measures have been taken to ensure customers feel safe to return.

New technology like the Order & Pay app has also been introduced allowing customers to order and pay at their tables via their own device and screens have been installed around all tables to turn them into booths.

All indoor dining areas have been given a fresh lick of paint as part of the improvements and new outdoor furniture has been installed at 136 cafés.

Ali Lyons, head of cafés at Morrisons, said: "We've put a lot of effort and investment into welcoming our customers back in a safe environment. We are so excited for them to try our brand new menu which is made from Morrisons products and then freshly prepared by our café colleagues.

"Our new 'Order & Pay' app will also make it easier for customers to order directly from their booth and have the food delivered straight to their table."

All 406 Morrisons cafés are now open with takeaways still available via the Morrisons app where customers can choose a convenient time slot to collect their food.

The crockery used to serve the food has also been updated and the old range will be rehomed by the store's Community Champion.

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