World food restaurant to open in Tesco supermarket

World food restaurant to open in Tesco supermarket

World food restaurant to open in Tesco supermarket

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TESCO has chosen York as the location for its first in-store Giraffe concessions in the region.

The supermarket giant bought the restaurant chain in March last year for £48.6 million in a move aimed at creating "retail destinations" for customers.

At the time Tesco said it planned to open Giraffe restaurants in around ten Tesco Extra stores over the next few years.

To date eight of the "world food" branded Giraffe restaurants have opened within, or next to, Tesco stores in the UK, the nearest of which is in Newcastle.

As part of the latest restaurant venture by Tesco, plans have been submitted to City of York Council to create a Giraffe at the store's Askham Bar site in Tadcaster Road.

The application outlines plans to install a Giraffe restaurant on the ground floor, in the north east corner of the store, with an outside seating area to be created under the existing roof peak, covered by a canvas awning.

As part of the plans the current Tesco cafe in the mezzanine area will be removed.

The planning application states the move will create a total of 30 jobs, made up of 15 part time and 15 full time. However it is not yet known if some of these will be made up of jobs from the existing cafe.

Matthew Stevenson, planning agent acting for Tesco, said: "The proposal does not amend any factors important to the accessibility of the site.

"The proposal for the new Giraffe will keep the majority of the existing store features with some slight additions of new windows, signage and new materials are the external Giraffe area.

"Its finishing materials are new timber cladding around existing columns, new steel frame screening with canvas banner infill, new aluminium doors and windows, new canvas awning over external seating area."

The new addition to the Tesco store will see the arrival of the second Giraffe restaurant in York following the opening of the chain's first eatery in the city at the Vangarde Shopping Centre, at Monks Cross in May.

The chain, which predominantly operates in London and the South, also recently opened a restaurant at the new Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre.

The plan application for the new restaurant at Tesco in Tadcaster Road are due to be determined by the council by September 4.

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8:24am Wed 23 Jul 14

JNikko says...

The existing cafe to be removed and Giraffe to replace? Well that's Tescos attempt at replacing their decently priced cafe with an extortionately priced one. I knew profits were bad but they will isolate hundreds of people who like to buy their lunch for under a fiver.
The existing cafe to be removed and Giraffe to replace? Well that's Tescos attempt at replacing their decently priced cafe with an extortionately priced one. I knew profits were bad but they will isolate hundreds of people who like to buy their lunch for under a fiver. JNikko
  • Score: 32

8:57am Wed 23 Jul 14

courier46 says...

I agree with JNikko,why replace a nice café that normal people can grab a cup of tea and something to eat, with what I understand to be a more expensive restaurant.
What might work in London does not have to work here, why cant they have both if there that desperate for a restaurant. From what I understand from the lovely girls that work there they are losing there jobs and not getting offered new ones at the restaurant which is disgusting as they have families like the rest of us.
It`s always the people at the top who are far removed from the customers and I for one will not be paying over the odds for food and drinks.
I agree with JNikko,why replace a nice café that normal people can grab a cup of tea and something to eat, with what I understand to be a more expensive restaurant. What might work in London does not have to work here, why cant they have both if there that desperate for a restaurant. From what I understand from the lovely girls that work there they are losing there jobs and not getting offered new ones at the restaurant which is disgusting as they have families like the rest of us. It`s always the people at the top who are far removed from the customers and I for one will not be paying over the odds for food and drinks. courier46
  • Score: 29

8:58am Wed 23 Jul 14

smudge2 says...

Message to a Tesco...Dump the red/white/blue colours as the whole concept looks like a value brand range.
Message to a Tesco...Dump the red/white/blue colours as the whole concept looks like a value brand range. smudge2
  • Score: 10

9:10am Wed 23 Jul 14

CHISSY1 says...

There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news. CHISSY1
  • Score: -21

9:19am Wed 23 Jul 14

courier46 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot!
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.[/p][/quote]If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot! courier46
  • Score: 4

9:28am Wed 23 Jul 14

smudge2 says...

The problem with Tesco?


Simple: Lidl standards at Waitrose prices.


Reverse that formula and the business will follow .


An expensive cafe will not turn its fortunes around as the UK consumers have very long memories and don't like to be taken for mugs by a company saying they look after the public and then make billions of pounds profits.
The problem with Tesco? Simple: Lidl standards at Waitrose prices. Reverse that formula and the business will follow . An expensive cafe will not turn its fortunes around as the UK consumers have very long memories and don't like to be taken for mugs by a company saying they look after the public and then make billions of pounds profits. smudge2
  • Score: 17

10:08am Wed 23 Jul 14

MarkyMarkMark says...

am I the only person who thinks that "a giraffe in Tesco" sounds like the beginning of a joke?
am I the only person who thinks that "a giraffe in Tesco" sounds like the beginning of a joke? MarkyMarkMark
  • Score: 16

10:10am Wed 23 Jul 14

CHISSY1 says...

courier46 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot!
Who said it was going to be expensive and jobs would be lost.There is no need to resort to insults,unless of course that is your only way of communicating.
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.[/p][/quote]If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot![/p][/quote]Who said it was going to be expensive and jobs would be lost.There is no need to resort to insults,unless of course that is your only way of communicating. CHISSY1
  • Score: 5

10:25am Wed 23 Jul 14

Big Bad Wolf says...

courier46 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot!
Harsh comment there........

The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created.

Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.[/p][/quote]If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot![/p][/quote]Harsh comment there........ The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created. Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really. Big Bad Wolf
  • Score: 11

10:28am Wed 23 Jul 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Tesco Giraffe - in York? They're sticking their neck out a bit aren't they?
Tesco Giraffe - in York? They're sticking their neck out a bit aren't they? Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 24

10:30am Wed 23 Jul 14

courier46 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
courier46 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot!
Who said it was going to be expensive and jobs would be lost.There is no need to resort to insults,unless of course that is your only way of communicating.
Think before you write then,it`s expensive for Mr average, as for how do i know it`s expensive ,friends have been there and it`s quite easy to look on the internet for there menu.
As for jobs lost the girls in the cafe have told me that they are been made redundant from the 10th august .
The cafe as it is is NOT Tescos it is a firm called Compass that run it but Tesco want there own restaurant which is Giraffe and own employees and have not offered the jobs to the cafe girls ,which i for one think is disgusting
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.[/p][/quote]If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot![/p][/quote]Who said it was going to be expensive and jobs would be lost.There is no need to resort to insults,unless of course that is your only way of communicating.[/p][/quote]Think before you write then,it`s expensive for Mr average, as for how do i know it`s expensive ,friends have been there and it`s quite easy to look on the internet for there menu. As for jobs lost the girls in the cafe have told me that they are been made redundant from the 10th august . The cafe as it is is NOT Tescos it is a firm called Compass that run it but Tesco want there own restaurant which is Giraffe and own employees and have not offered the jobs to the cafe girls ,which i for one think is disgusting courier46
  • Score: 14

10:34am Wed 23 Jul 14

courier46 says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
courier46 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot!
Harsh comment there........

The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created.

Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.
Sorry to tell you but the girls in the cafe ARE NOT getting offered jobs in the new restaurant /cafe.Dont believe everything in the paper until you check it out.Easy way for you to check go and ask the girls.
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.[/p][/quote]If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot![/p][/quote]Harsh comment there........ The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created. Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.[/p][/quote]Sorry to tell you but the girls in the cafe ARE NOT getting offered jobs in the new restaurant /cafe.Dont believe everything in the paper until you check it out.Easy way for you to check go and ask the girls. courier46
  • Score: 6

10:36am Wed 23 Jul 14

tobefair says...

Just had a look on the Giraffe website. Fancy overpriced pub grub really. Not what you would expect from a supermarket. Hope Morrisons don't follow suit. Their Big Breakfast is excellent and reasonably priced.
Just had a look on the Giraffe website. Fancy overpriced pub grub really. Not what you would expect from a supermarket. Hope Morrisons don't follow suit. Their Big Breakfast is excellent and reasonably priced. tobefair
  • Score: 13

11:02am Wed 23 Jul 14

Big Bad Wolf says...

courier46 wrote:
Big Bad Wolf wrote:
courier46 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot!
Harsh comment there........

The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created.

Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.
Sorry to tell you but the girls in the cafe ARE NOT getting offered jobs in the new restaurant /cafe.Dont believe everything in the paper until you check it out.Easy way for you to check go and ask the girls.
Courier46, you are obviously close to this issue and I never like to see anyone lose their job.... But the new cafe will be a concession and therefore Tesco will not have an input on the staff selection. I am sure that the girls who work there now could apply?

As for the price of the meals, as I said before if they are too expensive they will not make any money and that will be their own problem.
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.[/p][/quote]If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot![/p][/quote]Harsh comment there........ The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created. Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.[/p][/quote]Sorry to tell you but the girls in the cafe ARE NOT getting offered jobs in the new restaurant /cafe.Dont believe everything in the paper until you check it out.Easy way for you to check go and ask the girls.[/p][/quote]Courier46, you are obviously close to this issue and I never like to see anyone lose their job.... But the new cafe will be a concession and therefore Tesco will not have an input on the staff selection. I am sure that the girls who work there now could apply? As for the price of the meals, as I said before if they are too expensive they will not make any money and that will be their own problem. Big Bad Wolf
  • Score: 6

11:07am Wed 23 Jul 14

again says...

I wonder if the more expensive restaurant will mean that the store will get more donations at the food bank collection point?
I wonder if the more expensive restaurant will mean that the store will get more donations at the food bank collection point? again
  • Score: -1

12:40pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Maquis says...

Getting food from a restaurant called Giraffe?
Sounds like a tall order to me!
Getting food from a restaurant called Giraffe? Sounds like a tall order to me! Maquis
  • Score: 8

1:28pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Executive Stress says...

So tescos want me to pay £9 for a breakfast instead of the £4.50 I normally pay........are they having a gira*** ...no I won't go there......

Courier 46 seems to be one of the few talking any sense here... ...

Posh people shopping in tescos lol......whatever next (tongue in cheek comment before I get abuse)?????
So tescos want me to pay £9 for a breakfast instead of the £4.50 I normally pay........are they having a gira*** ...no I won't go there...... Courier 46 seems to be one of the few talking any sense here... ... Posh people shopping in tescos lol......whatever next (tongue in cheek comment before I get abuse)????? Executive Stress
  • Score: 7

3:37pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Alf Garnett says...

Tesco, the new MFI or Woolworth. Unfortunately a business model based on price has been undercut by Aldi and Lidl, with Sainsbury-Netto coming up on the outside rail, while the quality end has been taken by Waitrose and Sainsbury with M&S picking up the harrassed metropolitan I'm-doing-the-school
-run-pre-washed-and-
packaged sector. It'll take more than Prunella Scales to pull them up. It's a toss-up to see whether the CoOp or Tesco disappear first at the current rate of decline.
Tesco, the new MFI or Woolworth. Unfortunately a business model based on price has been undercut by Aldi and Lidl, with Sainsbury-Netto coming up on the outside rail, while the quality end has been taken by Waitrose and Sainsbury with M&S picking up the harrassed metropolitan I'm-doing-the-school -run-pre-washed-and- packaged sector. It'll take more than Prunella Scales to pull them up. It's a toss-up to see whether the CoOp or Tesco disappear first at the current rate of decline. Alf Garnett
  • Score: 8

4:44pm Wed 23 Jul 14

wildthing666 says...

Won't be setting foot in the place up to £8.25 for breakfast, £8.50 brunch, £3.95 for a drink, £5.95 dessert, £11.35 mains at these prices they will be lucky to last the year. So a day eating in there will coost up to £34.05 without anything to drink add to that 1 drink and a day eating in the place could cost £38 for 1 person, that is UP TO not FROM.
Won't be setting foot in the place up to £8.25 for breakfast, £8.50 brunch, £3.95 for a drink, £5.95 dessert, £11.35 mains at these prices they will be lucky to last the year. So a day eating in there will coost up to £34.05 without anything to drink add to that 1 drink and a day eating in the place could cost £38 for 1 person, that is UP TO not FROM. wildthing666
  • Score: -1

5:24pm Wed 23 Jul 14

BigJon says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
courier46 wrote:
Big Bad Wolf wrote:
courier46 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot!
Harsh comment there........

The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created.

Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.
Sorry to tell you but the girls in the cafe ARE NOT getting offered jobs in the new restaurant /cafe.Dont believe everything in the paper until you check it out.Easy way for you to check go and ask the girls.
Courier46, you are obviously close to this issue and I never like to see anyone lose their job.... But the new cafe will be a concession and therefore Tesco will not have an input on the staff selection. I am sure that the girls who work there now could apply?

As for the price of the meals, as I said before if they are too expensive they will not make any money and that will be their own problem.
Yes, it is a concession but if you read the article Giraffe was bought out by Tesco last year so it is all run by the same company so technically Tesco will have input into which staff are hired. Yes, I'm sure the current staff could reapply but that doesn't alter the fact that they are being fired first with no guarantee of future employment.
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.[/p][/quote]If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot![/p][/quote]Harsh comment there........ The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created. Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.[/p][/quote]Sorry to tell you but the girls in the cafe ARE NOT getting offered jobs in the new restaurant /cafe.Dont believe everything in the paper until you check it out.Easy way for you to check go and ask the girls.[/p][/quote]Courier46, you are obviously close to this issue and I never like to see anyone lose their job.... But the new cafe will be a concession and therefore Tesco will not have an input on the staff selection. I am sure that the girls who work there now could apply? As for the price of the meals, as I said before if they are too expensive they will not make any money and that will be their own problem.[/p][/quote]Yes, it is a concession but if you read the article Giraffe was bought out by Tesco last year so it is all run by the same company so technically Tesco will have input into which staff are hired. Yes, I'm sure the current staff could reapply but that doesn't alter the fact that they are being fired first with no guarantee of future employment. BigJon
  • Score: 4

6:00pm Wed 23 Jul 14

kazzerkins says...

I'm confused is the "giraffe" at vanguard a different "giraffe" to the one going in tesco? I ask this as the article says our nearest one is Newcastle.
I don't think the "giraffe" at vanguard is that expensive but I do understand your point at just grabbing a quick cuppa. It'll be a different cliental going in rather than the tesco cafe.
I'm confused is the "giraffe" at vanguard a different "giraffe" to the one going in tesco? I ask this as the article says our nearest one is Newcastle. I don't think the "giraffe" at vanguard is that expensive but I do understand your point at just grabbing a quick cuppa. It'll be a different cliental going in rather than the tesco cafe. kazzerkins
  • Score: 8

6:23pm Wed 23 Jul 14

courier46 says...

Big Bad Wolf wrote:
courier46 wrote:
Big Bad Wolf wrote:
courier46 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot!
Harsh comment there........

The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created.

Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.
Sorry to tell you but the girls in the cafe ARE NOT getting offered jobs in the new restaurant /cafe.Dont believe everything in the paper until you check it out.Easy way for you to check go and ask the girls.
Courier46, you are obviously close to this issue and I never like to see anyone lose their job.... But the new cafe will be a concession and therefore Tesco will not have an input on the staff selection. I am sure that the girls who work there now could apply?

As for the price of the meals, as I said before if they are too expensive they will not make any money and that will be their own problem.
It definitely is NOT a concession and the girls and boys are definitely losing there jobs,it is owned by TESCOS and they deffo do have an input on jobs .
I just think it very unfair that they have not offered the café staff at the very least an interview,some who have worked there 10 years +
I enjoy going into the café on a regular basis, and know the staff very well, so in that respect, yes I am close.
[quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.[/p][/quote]If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot![/p][/quote]Harsh comment there........ The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created. Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.[/p][/quote]Sorry to tell you but the girls in the cafe ARE NOT getting offered jobs in the new restaurant /cafe.Dont believe everything in the paper until you check it out.Easy way for you to check go and ask the girls.[/p][/quote]Courier46, you are obviously close to this issue and I never like to see anyone lose their job.... But the new cafe will be a concession and therefore Tesco will not have an input on the staff selection. I am sure that the girls who work there now could apply? As for the price of the meals, as I said before if they are too expensive they will not make any money and that will be their own problem.[/p][/quote]It definitely is NOT a concession and the girls and boys are definitely losing there jobs,it is owned by TESCOS and they deffo do have an input on jobs . I just think it very unfair that they have not offered the café staff at the very least an interview,some who have worked there 10 years + I enjoy going into the café on a regular basis, and know the staff very well, so in that respect, yes I am close. courier46
  • Score: 0

7:21pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Older Sometimes Wiser says...

Tesco have obviously " lost the plot", and are not going to improve their image or customer base this way. I stopped visiting Tesco when they failed to honour a mail order purchase ,refunded money paid and refused to supply the product at the price advertised.A complaint to the then CEO enlisted a personal letter but no satisfaction, so no further purchases from me.
Their current competitive position has dropped considerably( see current financial press reports.)
Tesco have obviously " lost the plot", and are not going to improve their image or customer base this way. I stopped visiting Tesco when they failed to honour a mail order purchase ,refunded money paid and refused to supply the product at the price advertised.A complaint to the then CEO enlisted a personal letter but no satisfaction, so no further purchases from me. Their current competitive position has dropped considerably( see current financial press reports.) Older Sometimes Wiser
  • Score: 9

7:43pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Frodo Baggins says...

courier46 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
courier46 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot!
Who said it was going to be expensive and jobs would be lost.There is no need to resort to insults,unless of course that is your only way of communicating.
Think before you write then,it`s expensive for Mr average, as for how do i know it`s expensive ,friends have been there and it`s quite easy to look on the internet for there menu.
As for jobs lost the girls in the cafe have told me that they are been made redundant from the 10th august .
The cafe as it is is NOT Tescos it is a firm called Compass that run it but Tesco want there own restaurant which is Giraffe and own employees and have not offered the jobs to the cafe girls ,which i for one think is disgusting
So it's Compass that are making them redundant then, not Tesco? Can't Compass redeploy them?
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.[/p][/quote]If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot![/p][/quote]Who said it was going to be expensive and jobs would be lost.There is no need to resort to insults,unless of course that is your only way of communicating.[/p][/quote]Think before you write then,it`s expensive for Mr average, as for how do i know it`s expensive ,friends have been there and it`s quite easy to look on the internet for there menu. As for jobs lost the girls in the cafe have told me that they are been made redundant from the 10th august . The cafe as it is is NOT Tescos it is a firm called Compass that run it but Tesco want there own restaurant which is Giraffe and own employees and have not offered the jobs to the cafe girls ,which i for one think is disgusting[/p][/quote]So it's Compass that are making them redundant then, not Tesco? Can't Compass redeploy them? Frodo Baggins
  • Score: 5

8:24pm Wed 23 Jul 14

TonyC-G says...

Not sure how long Compass has had the contract at Tesco, if the cafe was in house at one time and there were original employees still working there I would have thought they would be Tupe'd over to Giraffe or given redundancy pay. I know that Compass do the catering at the NRM so there is possibly an option of staff being able to move there depending on their contracts of course.
Not sure how long Compass has had the contract at Tesco, if the cafe was in house at one time and there were original employees still working there I would have thought they would be Tupe'd over to Giraffe or given redundancy pay. I know that Compass do the catering at the NRM so there is possibly an option of staff being able to move there depending on their contracts of course. TonyC-G
  • Score: 3

5:46am Thu 24 Jul 14

Looknorth says...

Maybe Tescos should concentrate on being a shop, they are not a restraunt chain, a bank or an insurance company and because they insist on trying to be everything they are failing . I can't remember the last time I did click and collect and all my shopping was there! Fingers in to many pies springs to mind!
Maybe Tescos should concentrate on being a shop, they are not a restraunt chain, a bank or an insurance company and because they insist on trying to be everything they are failing . I can't remember the last time I did click and collect and all my shopping was there! Fingers in to many pies springs to mind! Looknorth
  • Score: 11

10:35am Thu 24 Jul 14

Big Bad Wolf says...

courier46 wrote:
Big Bad Wolf wrote:
courier46 wrote:
Big Bad Wolf wrote:
courier46 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.
If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot!
Harsh comment there........

The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created.

Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.
Sorry to tell you but the girls in the cafe ARE NOT getting offered jobs in the new restaurant /cafe.Dont believe everything in the paper until you check it out.Easy way for you to check go and ask the girls.
Courier46, you are obviously close to this issue and I never like to see anyone lose their job.... But the new cafe will be a concession and therefore Tesco will not have an input on the staff selection. I am sure that the girls who work there now could apply?

As for the price of the meals, as I said before if they are too expensive they will not make any money and that will be their own problem.
It definitely is NOT a concession and the girls and boys are definitely losing there jobs,it is owned by TESCOS and they deffo do have an input on jobs .
I just think it very unfair that they have not offered the café staff at the very least an interview,some who have worked there 10 years +
I enjoy going into the café on a regular basis, and know the staff very well, so in that respect, yes I am close.
There are employment laws that Tesco have to follow and if they are making the staff redundant (Not sacking them)

If Tesco do indeed own Giraffe (not sure where Compass fit in) then the staff should look to an employment solicitor and claim.
[quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Bad Wolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]courier46[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: There is more to life than fish and chips and kebabs.Great news.[/p][/quote]If you can afford it. Also glad you think that people losing there jobs is good news .Idiot![/p][/quote]Harsh comment there........ The people who currently work in the Tesco cafe are not loosing their jobs according to the article but more jobs will be created. Some people cannot handle change.... If the cafe is too expensive it will not make money, quite simple really.[/p][/quote]Sorry to tell you but the girls in the cafe ARE NOT getting offered jobs in the new restaurant /cafe.Dont believe everything in the paper until you check it out.Easy way for you to check go and ask the girls.[/p][/quote]Courier46, you are obviously close to this issue and I never like to see anyone lose their job.... But the new cafe will be a concession and therefore Tesco will not have an input on the staff selection. I am sure that the girls who work there now could apply? As for the price of the meals, as I said before if they are too expensive they will not make any money and that will be their own problem.[/p][/quote]It definitely is NOT a concession and the girls and boys are definitely losing there jobs,it is owned by TESCOS and they deffo do have an input on jobs . I just think it very unfair that they have not offered the café staff at the very least an interview,some who have worked there 10 years + I enjoy going into the café on a regular basis, and know the staff very well, so in that respect, yes I am close.[/p][/quote]There are employment laws that Tesco have to follow and if they are making the staff redundant (Not sacking them) If Tesco do indeed own Giraffe (not sure where Compass fit in) then the staff should look to an employment solicitor and claim. Big Bad Wolf
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11:17am Thu 24 Jul 14

razor08 says...

There will be starving students at the college, but a least the light controlled crossing might be at green a little more often
There will be starving students at the college, but a least the light controlled crossing might be at green a little more often razor08
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