@pizza to launch drive-thru at seven retail parks

Colliers International’s Licensed & Leisure team has been instructed by restaurant brand @pizza to identify seven shipping container sites for its new drive-thru concept, which it plans to roll out in retail park locations initially in Birmingham and Edinburgh/Glasgow.

The new concept enables @pizza to open new sites for its eat-in, takeaway, home delivery and now drive-thru offering whilst providing a safe environment for both customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The shipping containers will occupy spaces of 22-30 sq metres.

Tom Beaumont, associate director, Licensed and Leisure at Colliers International commented: “The shipping container drive-thru units are set to be situated in car parks, taking up the size of roughly five to seven vehicle spaces. Customers will be able to order via an app with the option of collection or delivery to their vehicle.

“The cost of opening is circa £120k per site, compared with £650k+ for a restaurant so this is a particularly attractive option for restaurant brands as a way to move forward and attract new customers nationwide during the current pandemic.”

Bhasker Dhir, COO and co-founder at @pizza added: “These drive-thrus will bring quality and speed together as one, offering everything anyone could want from somewhere serving pizza, 24 hours a day, whatever the occasion, whatever your age and whatever combination of toppings floats your boat. Our menu offers real value for money with 64,000 possible combinations of sweet and savoury ingredients for a maximum price of £10.95. “

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