First Choice Catering Spares will now open its offices and warehouse on Saturdays starting from tomorrow.
The spare parts specialist says the move will mean engineers can get hold of items outside of the working week and provide customers with added flexibility.
First Choice says a full service will be in operation between 8.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday mornings, allowing customers to contact it with queries, place orders, arrange same day courier delivery and collect from its trade counter.
Managing director, John Whitehouse, explained: “The working week for many commercial caterers does not end on a Friday. In fact the weekend is the busiest period for many restaurants and hotels in the leisure market and to face a busy Saturday night without a critical piece of equipment is a major problem. By opening on a Saturday morning we can remove some of that stress and help our customers keep caterers cooking.”
Whitehouse added that the extended opening times was part of its strategy to offer an “unsurpassed level of service” in the supply of spare parts to the commercial catering industry.