A Midland mobile catering firm has won a three-year contract at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium worth around £1.2 million.
Shrewsbury based Express Cafes, which counts Chelsea FC and Cheltenham Racecourse among its customers, will provide food for all sporting events at the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
Alan Wiggett, managing director of Express Cafes, said there will be a large number of the company’s Food Glorious Food branded trailers at the venue serving items including fish and chips, burgers, hotdogs and carvery items, as well as Costa Coffee.
Hospitality food service and retail on site is managed and operated by Edgbaston Experience, a joint venture set up by Compass Group and Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
Craig Flindall, director of Edgbaston Experience, said: “The quality of food and drink outlets offered by Express Cafes is impressive and commensurate with the quality of the retail offer at the stadium since the completion of the redevelopment in 2011.
“They have a flexible approach and really understand what’s needed at our stadium.”
Express Cafes was acquired in 2011 by Central Catering Services.
Mr Wiggett said: “Our focus is on good customer service and we empower our staff to use their initiative to manage the queues.
“There is nothing more off-putting at an event than a queue stretching for miles just to get a bite to eat.”