Sainsbury’s announces it will now close cafe at store in Arnold

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A cafe at a Sainsbury’s store in Arnold is amongst 200 closing across the UK.

The cafe based at the store on Sir John Robinson’s Way currently serves breakfasts, a selection of main meals and a children’s menu.

A list of 65 in-store cafes remaining open was published today – and Arnold didn’t feature on that list.

The closure move comes after the supermarket giant unveiled plans to launch a new eat-in and takeaway food and drink offering.

The plan was revealed after successful trial of a new in-store food format at its Selly Oak store in Birmingham.

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The new offering will be called the Restaurant Hub and offers food and drink from popular brands including Carluccio’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Ed’s Diner and Slim Chickens.

The company, in partnership with the Boparan Restaurant Group, plans to open 30 more hubs over the next year

Sainsbury’s haven’t yet announced which stores will get a hub.

PICTURED: Sainsbury’s store in Colwick

Members of staff now affected by the closure will be prioritised for vacant roles in Sainsbury’s stores and will be encouraged to explore alternative roles within the wider business, the company said.

Some stores will now will now get a branch of Starbucks, like the one based at the store in Colwick, to replace the restaurants.

Simon Roberts, Sainsbury’s chief executive officer, said: “We know that customers like the convenience of being able to have a drink, a snack or a meal while they’re doing their shopping – and that they love the range of food and brands on offer at The Restaurant Hub and from Starbucks.

“As we go through this period of transition, we have taken the difficult decision to close 200 of our cafes next month.

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“We have spoken to all colleagues affected by these changes today and are absolutely committed to supporting them in any way we can during this uncertain time.

“Of course, we understand this is very unsettling for our colleagues, but we must keep adapting our business to make sure we are offering customers the best possible food and drink at affordable prices.”

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