Northern Irish coffee shop chain Bob & Berts has said that it is progressing expansion plans for Northern Ireland, Scotland and England despite the COVID-19 crisis.
According to The Belfast Telegraph, Bob & Berts expects to open a new outlet in Stirling in Scotland in October, and said that it is still seeking sites for additional outlets in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and that it anticipates that it will open its first outlet in the north of England in 2021.
All of the 20 existing Bob & Berts outlets in Northern Ireland and Scotland have now reopened following a period of temporary closure due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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The Belfast Telegraph quotes Bob & Berts co-owner Colin McClean as saying, "All sites are now fully operational, and stores are performing ahead of our expectations, which is really positive and shows people have missed what we offer."
Meanwhile, co-owner David Ferguson stated, "Lockdown has given us confidence that we can deliver a takeaway service, and we have seen the success of our app. We know there may be more twists and turns because of coronavirus, but we're committed to delivering a great service in safe environments to our customers."
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