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Stuck on sushi

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Sticks’n’Sushi, one of Denmark’s most successful restaurant groups, commissioned Sprint Group to install an open kitchen and sushi counters at its smart new venue in London’s bustling Canary Wharf.

Located at 1 Crossrail Place, the restaurant – the group’s fourth in the capital – opened its doors on May 1.

The restaurant, which features a 23 metre long bar, is the first of the brand to offer a breakfast menu combining Japanese and Danish influences. Among the options are rice soup, croissants and Nordic and Japanese breakfast trays.

Often described as the market leader in Japanese cuisine in the Nordic region, Sticks’n’Sushi serve high quality, fresh food based on a combination of traditional sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill. Chicken, pork, beef and vegetable skewers are also available.

Going loco for Las Iguanas

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There’s a Latino spring to the Sprint team’s step thanks to three recent installations for fast-growing restaurant group Las Iguanas.

A 170 cover restaurant with piazza opened in Commercial Way, Woking, in March.

The Torquay branch, pictured above, is part of the English Riviera town’s new £12 million dining quarter, Abbey Sands, and has a stunning seafront location. The restaurant launched to rave reviews at the end of April.

Completing the tropical trio is the new restaurant in Swansea. Situated in the Castle Quarter area of the city centre, it will open its doors on May 11.

Many thanks to Las Iguanas for supplying the photos.

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Sprint’s capital gains

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Sprint’s hard-working installation team has been involved in several exciting projects in London this spring.

Completed projects in the capital and South East England include: Burrito Kitchen, Villiers Street and Cheapside; In FARM We Trust, Goodge Street; Foxlow, Stoke Newington, Benito’s Hat, Bromley and Las Iguanas, Woking.

We’ve also installed kitchens at new Giraffe restaurants in Martlesham, Suffolk (above) and Cheshire Oaks (below) and carried out refurbishments at Belsize Park and South Bank Centre, both in London.

Many thanks to Giraffe for supplying the photos.

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Felicitations, Brasserie Blanc

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Sprint Group client, Brasserie Blanc, scooped the menu innovation of the year award at Restaurant’s Farm Frites Development Chef Awards 2015 held in London earlier this week.

The Sprint team would like to congratulate Raymond Blanc, executive chef Clive Fretwell and the Brasserie Blanc team.

Pictured above is a Sprint installation at the Bath branch of the popular restaurant chain.

Stop me if you’ve seen this photo before…

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Everyone at Sprint HQ was delighted to see this photo, which was used on the front cover of Catering Insight magazine in July 2012, make a reappearance as the cover photo for Foodservice Equipment’s Twitter page.

The only magazine and website serving purchasing professionals in major restaurant, hotel and mass catering groups, Foodservice Equipment is the sister magazine of Catering Insight, which featured the Sprint team, headed by founder and managing director David Ryan, on the Bath leg of its epic schedule of 11 installations in 12 months for Brasserie Blanc.

Foodservice Equipment can be found on Twitter @FEJournal

Follow Sprint on Pinterest

Brasserie-61Did you know you can now follow Sprint Group on Pinterest?

We’ve collated the very best photos of our design and installation projects across the UK in three boards: Brilliant bar solutions, fully fitted kitchens and Sprint in the media.

Among the clients featured are Brasserie Blanc, Giraffe, Jackson + Rye, Robinsons Brewery and Jamie’s Italian.

Simply click on the Pinterest button at the top of this page to see more – and remember to pin your favourites!

Revamped airport pub takes off

airport4 Three years after completing a ground-breaking Jamie Oliver project at Gatwick, the Sprint team has been involved in a high profile airport pub overhaul.

We installed a commercial kitchen and bar at The Airport Pub & Grill near Manchester Airport, which has re-opened its doors after a 16 week closure following substantial investment from Stockport-based Robinsons Brewery.

Located on Ringway Road just 50 feet away from Manchester Airport’s Terminal 3 runway – the closest you can get to a plane without boarding it in the UK – the pub is a popular destination for plane spotters. The menu features British, American and European inspired burgers and steaks and craft and cask beers are available.

The makeover has been described by Robinsons as the most unique refurbishment in the company’s history and also signals a move back into managed houses.

Simon Taylor, business development manager for Robinsons’ managed houses operation, said: “Sprint worked closely with the development team from the very beginning of the concept providing ideas and solutions as we put our scheme together.

“The end result is a great kitchen which will help us meet the needs of our customers efficiently and effectively. The installation was smooth and on time.”

Sprint was also involved in Robinsons projects at The Waggon Inn at Uppermill and The Prince of Orange in Ashton under Lyne.

Many thanks to Robinsons for supplying the photos.

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Kings of the road

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When you’re travelling along Britain’s highways and byways, keep an eye out for Sprint Group’s new fleet of vans.

Ready to respond around the clock, our dedicated team on the road includes fully qualified engineers installing state-of-the-art commercial kitchens and bars, carrying out maintenance and service contract work and replacing items of equipment.

Thanks to our friends at CitySigns in Worcester for supplying the photos. In turn we wish them all the best for their 2015 charity initiative. For every vehicle livery completed this year, the company is donating £10 to New Hope.

For more information about Sprint maintenance and service contracts and spot replacement, call us on 01386 555922.

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Foundry Vaults victorious

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We installed a commercial kitchen at The Foundry Vaults in Llangefni on the island of Anglesey, which has been recognised as best Budget Commercial Interior Design Project at the 2014 Northern Design Awards.

Established in 1819, the Robinsons pub plays a vital role in the community but needed considerable investment to return it to its former glory.

The main trading area was revamped to create an open inviting area for both dining and drinking and the front of the pub was refurbished and decorated to bring a drab façade back to life.

Award judges felt that The Foundry Vaults “had been taken from being an eyesore on the high street to an example of standards for all to strive towards. A positive impact on the community was immediately felt once the pub was re-opened.”

A celebration of Northern design and style, the awards were held at The Devonshire Dome in Buxton.

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Cheers as visitors centre wins award

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Congratulations to Sprint Group client Robinsons Brewery, whose Visitors Centre was named best small visitor attraction of the year at the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards 2014.

Based at Robinsons’ iconic Unicorn Brewery in Stockport, the family attraction beat off the challenge of Go Ape Delamere, Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker and The Jungle to scoop the award at Chester Racecourse on November 27.

Sprint designed and installed a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen at the centre, which opened in March 2013.

We worked with Robinsons and Sprint partners Maidaid, Foster Refrigerator and Blue Seal to create the kitchen, which produces dishes using locally sourced ingredients for both visitors and brewery employees and is also used to help tenants to develop new menus.

Visit our Robinsons Visitors Centre project page for more details.

Sprint’s recent projects for Robinsons include The Airport at Manchester Airport, The Cock at Whaley Bridge, The Waggon at Uppermill, The Prince of Orange in Ashton-under-Lyme and The Friendship Glossop.