Coco di Mama
Italian fast food chain Coco di Mama has opened its ninth and tenth locations in London, offering passers by the chance to devour delicious dishes that use the freshest and finest ingredients from Italy.
The ninth Coco Di Mama’s is located on Bow Lane with site number ten located on Cowcross Street.
Kerry Burnett, Managing Director at GS Contracts, who were the main contractors on the projects, spoke to Premier Hospitality magazine about working on the new sites.
He said: “We are pleased to have worked with Coco di Mama on all of their locations and the Cowcross location was actually the tenth Coco di Mama’s to be opened, so as well as the fit out, this was also about our continuing working relationship with them. Both sites were previously occupied so when the previous tenants left, we had to strip each building back to the shell and fit them out fresh with the new Coco brand finishes.”
Both the Bow Lane site and the Cowcross Street site will be of familiar styling to Coco di Mama customers but both locations have been given a new look and feel to them.
Kerry added: “The design is the same in both Bow Lane and Cowcross Street but this design is different from the previous eight, so it was a bit of a challenge having new finishes and colour schemes to work with but Bow Lane and Cowcross are the first to carry this new look.”
Founded in 2011, Daniel Land and Jeremy Sanders launched Coco di Mama after they decided that years of working in the city and travelling around Italy had shown them that there was a lack of quick but high quality Italian food available.
Coco di Mama produces delicious food that is prepared using the finest ingredients from Italy and closer to home. They concentrate on simple, flavoursome and delightful dishes and don’t get lost in the latest food fads. Whether it’s a bowl of pasta, a cup of coffee or a freshly prepared salad or baguette, Coco di Mama are confident that you wont find such value anywhere else.
The new Coco di Mama sites follow a similar layout to the previous sites. When you walk into either Bow Lane or Cowcross, there is a row of display fridges for wraps, sandwiches and yogurts. There is also a multi deck heated display holding pre made lasagne and macaroni cheese dishes. On the opposite side, depending on the site, there is either seating or at least an eating shelf with stools. Behind the counter is the fresh pasta make up, so if you chose to have something made up, rather than taking from the hot display, you can have something made up for you there and then.
“In both stores the managers have said that the sites have been well received by the public and are their best openings yet!” said Kerry.
“It is nice that we have seen a change as the brand has developed over the ten sites. These two sites are a breakaway from the brand we have seen up to now. I think it is important for us to cement that relationship with Coco and, as we have done all ten sites, I would like to think that we are making some sort of statement that we have got a good relationship and we’re pleased to grow with them.”