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Caterer Sodexo has opened its first Crussh site since it struck a franchise deal with the healthy food and juice chain last year.

The new outlet in main building at City, University of London in Northampton Square, was officially opened by former England rugby player and Sodexo ambassador Matt Dawson. Sodexo has provided the catering and hospitality services at the university, which has around 18,000 students and staff, since 2014.

Open Monday to Friday, Crussh serves breakfast options such as porridge, scrambled or poached eggs and for the rest of the day a range of ‘healthpots’, salads, wraps, sourdough toasties as well as hot food options including hot pot, hot grain salads, soups and Crussh’s ‘Fit Bowls’. It also serves a range of cold-pressed juices.

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Founded in 1998, Crussh now has 35 stores in the capital. Sodexo plans to open more outlets in the higher education and healthcare markets under its franchise agreement as part of its sustainability roadmap called Better Tomorrow 2025, which encourages consumers to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Simon Knight, managing director, universities, Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: “We are delighted to welcome Crussh at City, University of London. The university is committed to promoting healthier eating habits for both staff and students and the introduction of Crussh as one of our catering offers helps support the University to achieve this.”

Shane Kavanagh, CEO of Crussh, added: “We are delighted to open our first university outlet. We know the university well, and it’s really exciting to be able to introduce healthy, nutritious food to campus. We can’t wait to get going and think this is a great opportunity to positively impact the wellbeing of students and staff onsite.”

Neil Gerrard

Source: FFT

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