Haskins Garden Centre in Southampton sees 75 per cent rise in catering turnover

A £2.3 million restaurant opened 12 months ago at the Haskins Garden Centre at West End, Southampton, has seen a 75 per cent rise in turnover compared to the restaurant it replaced.

Haskins chief executie Julian Winfield said: "Since the new 460 seat restaurant opened we have served over 180,000 meals, 300,000 teas and coffees and have hosted a variety of day time and evening events.

"We are delighted that the investment in the expansion of the original restaurant built in 1996 has proved to be a hit with our customers."

Catering now contributes 20 per cent of the £31 million turnover generated by the four centres.  The restaurant employs 70 full and part time staff.


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