A Sussex bakery has launched a new ’Text your lunch’ service. Customers text the bakery, which then calls them back and takes their lunch order by phone, so that it can be prepared for collection.

The Cavendish bakery in Eastbourne already runs a successful online lunch delivery service, which it said has trebled its business over the last two months. MD Mark Bennett said the new texting service is "perfect for anyone working around the town away from an office, in vans and taxis for instance".

He added: "We bake and prepare everything daily at our bakery in town ready for our shops, wholesale orders and the Bakerylunch website, and still receive orders up to 11am on the website every morning for delivery by lunchtime the same day."