Counterline were enlisted to install assisted service countertops to rustic coffee shop chain, Bob and Bert’s, following specific stylistic requirements. The family chain runs over 20 sites in Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The client wanted our product to blend in with their unique interior, looking smooth and classy, without appearing too clinical. The coffee shop chain is well known for it’s rustic, off-the-beat yet modern aesthetic, their website showing lots of photos of delicious snack on the backdrop of the fashionable interior.
Looks aren’t everything though, the countertop display units we provided needed to be easy to work around on the busy weekday mornings, and help the flow of productivity in one of Northern Irelands most loved coffee spots.
We worked with Stephens Catering to offer the best options to fulfil Bob and Bert’s expectations.
To blend into the interior style of the store, a countertop unit was needed, to sit in the real wood coffee bar almost seamlessly. A subtle design was needed to suit the modern look of the establishment, but without stealing the show. For hygiene and security purposes, a fully enclosed display was the best choice.
After showing the owners all the options in the idesign range, Stephens Catering advised the best style to go with would be the Manhattan, one of Counterline’s best sellers, and a popular style in the retail sector.
The Manhattan range was selected due to its sleek modern look and clean lines which display the product offering brilliantly as well as maintaining fully safe temperature. Counterline’s rear venting airflow ducting was hugely beneficial in preserving the counter fascia and avoiding ventilation slots that on rustic finishes can look out of place.
The style was a perfect fit, and the owners of Bob and Bert’s were so happy with the clean finish and ease of use for their staff that they now have Manhattan units as standard across all of their stores, soon to be over 50 strong as they expand their empire following a £2 million investment