Deliveroo has today unveiled the restaurants who are in the running to nab a makeover of their premises and/or equipment worth a whopping £25,000. Over 500 restaurants across the UK applied with a panel of external judges whittling down the applications to a shortlist of 6 from around the country. Deliveroo is now calling on Brits to help make the final decision, giving food fans across Britain the power to vote for the restaurant they believe should win the restaurant makeover competition.
Amongst the shortlist is Wigan-based restaurant, Cafe Santos on Mesnes Street. The restaurant run by Ash and his wife Farnaz, serves up a range of delicious breakfasts and traditional British lunches including sandwiches, jacket potatoes and pizzas.
Ash, owner of Cafe Santos commented, ‘The obstacle for me is bringing up-to-date my equipment and seating area. It’s really hard if we want to compete with the big businesses.
So if we win this money, we need a new counter, this floor needs to be changed – every table you touch, they are wobbly. With Deliveroo and this competition, it’s a big opportunity. Please vote for Cafe Santos!’
Deliveroo’s Restaurant Makeover project was launched to support independent restaurants and the Great British highstreet. Since it launched in 2013 Deliveroo has created a staggering 25,000 jobs in the UK restaurant industry, with 32% of these jobs being in the independent sector*.