Gail’s Artisan Bakery has revealed plans to expand out of the capital, but has turned down opportunities to go into travel locations.
Tom Molnar, joint founder of Gail’s, told British Baker he had ambitions to open sites within 50 miles of London, in places such as Oxford, Cambridge, St Albans or Guildford.
Molnar said: “We are talking about the greater metro area - that’s all the scope I have really thought about seriously. If I were to go any further, I would have to think about moving everything over.”
When asked about travel locations, Molnar said he would rather stick to what he refers to as “neighbourhood” locations.
He explained: “I think the whole travel location thing is changing, so it may be more interesting to us later, because they are becoming places rather than just through-places, but until they become that, I like neighbourhoods. I’ve said ‘no’ to a lot of them.”
Gail’s now has 19 sites throughout the capital, and will open a 20th in Abbeville Road, Clapham, in the near future.
The company has also set up a delivery service to provide catering for business meetings in London.