Bakery welcomes 1,400 customers in first few days

March 4, 2019

A NEW bakery in Worthing has welcomed more than 1,400 customers through its doors in the first few days. Warrens Bakery has opened its latest store at number 64 on Montague Street.

The Worthing bakery is the second Warrens Bakery to open in West Sussex and was officially opened by Worthing Deputy Mayor, Cllr Hazel Thorpe and her Consort, Robin Rogers.

The newly-launched store has created eight jobs for local people in the area.

As the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world and a proud guardian of the Cornish pasty, it’s no surprise Warrens Bakery’s pasties and savouries have been one of their most popular baked goods in the new store so far.

A staggering 1,498 savouries and pasties were sold in just the store’s first few days, 500 of which were Warrens Bakery’s medium steak pasties.

Since opening, the town has welcomed Cornwall’s oldest bakery with open arms.

Worthing Deputy Mayor, Cllr Hazel Thorpe, said: “It was a real pleasure to open the Warrens Bakery store recently.

“Their creative approach to fresh food and a positive working atmosphere for their staff was a breath of fresh air.

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“Currently, as one of only two outlets in the South East region – Worthing town should be proud to support this venture.”

Franchisee Emma Johnston said: “With the rise in popularity of craft bakery, we thought it was the perfect time to bring the oldest Cornish pasty maker in the world and their award-winning delicacies to the people of Worthing.

“We’re thrilled with the level of support we’ve been shown and have already received wonderful feedback from our new customers.

“Visitors to the bakery have also been commenting on the delicious freshly baked smells wafting out of the bakery all the way down the high street.”

Carl Mortimer, franchise operations at Warrens Bakery, said: “ “We’re delighted to have opened our latest store in Worthing.”

Source: The Argus

Warrens Bakery to open second Canterbury site

January 21, 2019

Warrens Bakery has revealed it is to open a second site in Canterbury this month, following the success of its opening in the city in December.

The first store, which officially opened on 18 December, welcomed nearly 700 customers during its first three days of trading, Warren’s said.

So far, the most popular products at the store on St Dunstan’s have been Warrens’ pasties, with 490 sold in its first few days. Other best-sellers have included sausage rolls, cheese and bacon slices and tiger baps.

Following this success, the craft bakery has revealed plans to open another Canterbury store on 22 January at 34 Burgate.

“It’s fantastic to rejuvenate what was an empty building into a new bakery, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere ready to welcome in the local community,” said Carl Mortimer, franchise operations manager at Warrens Bakery.

“The new Canterbury store at St Dunstan’s joins our existing Ashford bakery in Kent, which opened last summer, and we are looking forward to opening many more stores across the region with our franchise partner.”

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Warrens Bakery is also to open its first store in Worthing, West Sussex, with franchisee Lee Johnston who opened a store last year in Bognor Regis.

Source: Bakery Info

Warrens Bakery Belfast store to be first of ‘many’ in the north

December 22, 2018

Warrens Bakery, an award-winning UK bakery has outlined plans to open a number of new stores across Northern Ireland.

Cornwall-founded Warrens Bakery, which has over 70 stores across the UK, opened its first outlet in the north last week at the former home of Asher’s Bakery.

Speaking to The Irish News the chain has now revealed its Royal Avenue store is set to be the first of “many” in the north after it launched a UK-wide franchising model last year.

Warrens Bakery representative, Carl Mortimer said the opportunity was right to expand into Northern Ireland.

“We’re really excited to be working with our franchise partner in Northern Ireland and delighted to open our first of what we hope will be many stores across the country,” Mr Mortimer said.

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“Northern Ireland represents a great opportunity for us and we look forward to bringing a little bit of Cornwall across the water.”

The new Royal Avenue store has initially created eight jobs with further employment opportunities to be created at additional outlets in the north.

The prime Royal Avenue site was vacated by Ashers in October after owner Daniel McArthur decided not to renew the lease, citing a lack of footfall as a direct result of the Primark fire on August 28.

Voted the UK’s top craft bakery in 2018, Warrens Bakery dates back to 1860 and describes itself as the world’s oldest pasty maker.

It is also recognised for its famous range of breads, freshly made sandwiches, sweet and savoury treats, tasty breakfast goods and on-the-go snacks.

Source: Irish News

Casual Dining Group moves into grab-and-go market with franchise agreement

December 3, 2018

The Casual Dining Group is poised to move into the grab-and-go market after winning a franchise tender for Warrens Bakery. 

The group will open its first Warrens Bakery outlet a Bristol Airport in autumn 2019.

The bakery, which was founded in 1860 and is the world’s oldest Cornish pasty maker, has stores across the UK.

Casual Dining Group’s first franchised outlet will be an 84-cover venue selling an all day menu of hand-made pasties, pastries and sandwiches.

Future growth will be targeted at airports and major train stations.

Mark Nelson, managing director of concessions and franchising at the Casual Dining Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with Warrens Bakery; it’s a highly respected, quality brand with a strong heritage that allows us to enter the grab-and-go space. The look and feel of the site is rich and authentic, just like its food, and we’re confident it will be well received when we take it to the wider market.

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“While this first partnership opening is at an airport, I very much see the opportunity to target other major transport hubs across the UK with Warrens Bakery sites, bringing award-winning Cornish pasties, hand-made sandwiches, sweet treats, fresh coffee and excellent service to commuters and travel-weary passengers when they need it most.”

Mark Sullivan, chairman of Warrens Bakery, added: “In Casual Dining Group we have found the perfect partner, they are operational experts and together we can take Warrens Bakery to new profile destinations across the UK in a variety of formats ranging from café to kiosk.”

Source: The Caterer

CDG wins tender to open Warrens Bakery site at Bristol Airport

November 27, 2018

Casual Dining Group (CDG) has added another eating-out brand to its concessions and franchising portfolio, after winning a tender to open a Warrens Bakery franchise store at Bristol Airport.

The new site at Bristol Airport will take over from an existing Soho Coffee site, in the autumn. The 84-cover venue will be located landside in Bristol Airport, selling all day menu options ranging from handmade pasties, pastries and fresh sandwiches, alongside hot and cold drinks.

This latest agreement with Warrens Bakery will allow CDG to tap into the grab-and-go market, primarily targeting airports and major train stations for future growth.

Mark Nelson, managing director of concessions and franchising, CDG, said: “We are delighted to be working with Warrens Bakery; it’s a highly respected, quality brand with a strong heritage that allows us to enter the grab-and-go space. The look and feel of the site is rich and authentic, just like its food, and we’re confident it will be well received when we take it to the wider market.

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“While this first partnership opening is at an airport, I very much see the opportunity to target other major transport hubs across the UK with Warrens Bakery sites, bringing award-winning Cornish pasties, hand-made sandwiches, sweet treats, fresh coffee and excellent service to commuters and travel-weary passengers when they need it most.”

Mark Sullivan, chairman of Warrens Bakery, added: “We’re delighted to be working with CDG and opening a Warrens Bakery outlet at Bristol Airport. We’re a brand with an incredibly rich heritage and we want to find franchise partners that we know will uphold and deliver our values and brand standards. In CDG we have found the perfect partner, they are operational experts and together we can take Warrens Bakery to new profile destinations across the UK in a variety of formats ranging from café to kiosk.”

Source: Catering Today

Revealed: When Warrens Bakery will reopen its branches in Bridgwater, Taunton and Yeovil

November 1, 2018

Three Warrens Bakery branches across Somerset are set to reopen in November.

The popular eatery, previously described its ‘oldest Cornish Pasty maker in the world’, temporarily closed its opened stores in Bridgwater, Taunton and Yeovil in October.

Signs in shop windows explained cited management changes why the three units were closed while a store spokeswoman added it was due to relocation plans.

At the same time it was announced that two units would open at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and one at Bristol Airport.

A spokeswoman for Warrens Bakery later explained the three units were being bought back from the franchisee and would reopen as Warrens Bakery-owned stores.

Now on Thursday (November 1), she was able to reveal that these branches will reopen throughout November.

The Bridgwater store will reopen on Friday (November 2), its Orchard Centre unit in Taunton will open its doors on Friday, November 9 while its Yeovil branch will reopen on Friday, November 16.

Warrens Bakery is looking for jobs in Bridgwater, Taunton, Wellington and Yeovil

Shoppers have spotted construction workers inside Bridgwater’s Warrens Bakery on Thursday morning.

A sign posted to the Taunton branch’s window states that Warrens Bakery are looking for staff members.

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These are some of the jobs you can currently apply for according to their website:

  • full time store manager in Taunton
  • part time catering assistant at Musgrove Hospital in Taunton
  • part time sales assistant in Wellington
  • part time sales assistant in Yeovil
  • full time store manager in Wellington
  • full time store manager in Yeovil

In an earlier statement, a brand spokeswoman revealed that there are plans to open more Warrens Bakeries throughout the country.

Warrens Bakery in Bridgwater will reopen on Friday (November 2)
Warrens Bakery in Bridgwater will reopen on Friday (November 2)

She said: “As well as this development in the Somerset and Avon county, Warrens Bakery is continuing with strong franchise growth across the UK with 20 stores currently open and another 10 new franchise stores set to open by early 2019 through new and existing partners.”

Source: Somerset Live

Warrens Bakery to acquire and re-open franchise sites

October 22, 2018

Warrens Bakery has acquired three former franchise stores and is to re-open them as company-managed sites.

The business today (22 October) announced it had bought three of its franchise stores – Bridgwater, Taunton and Yeovil – and would be relaunching them as managed sites following an agreement with its local franchisee.

Warrens kicked off its franchise operation last February with a store in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, and has expanded rapidly outside its south west heartland through franchise partnerships.

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The business, which won the Craft Bakery Business Award at this year’s Baking Industry Awards, now operates 70 stores in locations including the south west, Wales, Manchester, Birmingham, Hampshire, Surrey and London – 20 of these are franchised.

Warrens today said it was continuing its franchise roll-out by teaming up with “a major partner” to open a café at Bristol Airport, adding that a further 10 franchise stores were set to open by early next year. The business is also opening two company-owned cafés at Musgrove Hospital (Taunton).

“We are very excited about these sites which, along with our existing stores in Bristol City Centre and Wellington, give us a platform for growth in the region,” said Warrens Bakery chairman Mark Sullivan.

“As an established West Country brand with over 150 years of tradition and trust, we look forward to taking our handcrafted pasties, sandwiches and sweet treats to locals, who have been asking us to set up nearby for years.”

The initiatives will result in more than 40 jobs locally, along with regional management infrastructure.

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Jason Jobling, director at Warrens Bakery and chairman of the Cornish Pasty Association, said: “It is exciting to expand throughout the West Country, while driving increased production out of Cornwall.”

Source: Bakery Info