Retailer opens 400th café in UK

On 26 January 2015 Morrisons will open its 400th UK cafe in Milton Keynes, ranking it within the top ten largest foodservice operators in the country.

Morrisons 400 cafe outlets now serve 800,000 customers 35 million meals each year, turning over £225m. This will rank Morrisons foodservice business in the top ten largest by turnover and seventh largest in the UK by outlet.

Darren Smith, Morrisons Café Customer Planner said: “Morrisons has the most popular supermarket cafés. The opening of our four-hundredth café ranks us as the seventh largest UK operator. Our formidable reputation is testament to our sound menu offer, helpful staff and loyal customer base.”

Last September Morrisons launched a new café concept, which will be in all new stores and retro-fitted to existing ones. Footfall in trial cafes has increased by 25 per cent.