Pasty Presto sets goal of 30 outlets

first_imgPasty Presto has opened two stores, after securing £1.5m of bank funding, and is on course to open a further five this year, taking the pasty and coffee shop chain to a total of 30 outlets.The Bath-based business has opened new outlets at Gloucester Quays Designer Outlet and Extra motorway services on the M40 near Beaconsfield – its first in the travel-retail sector. It is also due to open a franchised outlet on Guernsey next month as part of a deal with Channel Island retail operator SandpiperCI that will see two more franchised Pasty Presto stores launched in Jersey next year.MD Steve Grocutt, who founded the firm in 1994 with a shop in Mevagissey in Cornwall, told British Baker he expected to have 30 shops in the UK by the end of the year, with motorway services and other travel locations a key area for expansion over high street sites. “The recession has hit the high street hard, so we are only considering a select number of towns with a strong tourist trade,” he said.Pasty Presto’s pasties are made to a bespoke recipe by Proper Cornish, with Viennoiserie from French producer Bridor.last_img read more