In a move that’s been in the making since June 2020, Bjorn Bartolo, Director at Manouche Ltd, reveals that all is in place for the opening of the French bistro’s newest takeaway outlet – which will open its doors at No 4, Depiro Street, Sliema, tomorrow.

After being hit by delays as the team struggled to acquire a catering licence from Malta’s Planning Authority, Mr Bartolo explains to WhosWho.mt that the decision was made for the new outlet to only cater for takeaways.

Affirming that while the bakery and bistro chain did well despite the trying times brought about by the pandemic, “creating jobs in an industry where people were being let go”, the Director says that the unexpected delays caused extra rent burdens.

Meanwhile, the company also employed three people to work in the Sliema outlet, and Mr Bartolo reveals that they didn’t struggle with worker shortage, maintaining that “we didn’t sack anyone during the tough times – we took a loss but kept going as we could see the bigger picture and that things would turn around.”

He also went on to credit Government aid throughout the worst of the pandemic with being particularly helpful.

Speaking of the new Sliema location, the Director explains that “Sliema is a location that people enjoy visiting on their days off, so we wanted to enter that market.”

However, it’s not the only new Manouche outlet in store. Mr Bartolo reveals that a further two locations are also currently in the making: one in Paceville, which will open its doors next month, and another at Baystreet which will open at the end of September, for which they are joining forces with local tailoring retailer Bortex.

Related

Charles Xuereb / Trident Estates Annual Report

Firms not offering flexibility find it difficult to recruit and retain employees, says Trident Estates CEO

30 May 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

Charles Xuereb notes that the office environment has an impact on corporate culture and lifestyles tenants want to promote.

‘Technology is changing at a rapid pace, so staying at the forefront means we need to adapt’ – BMIT CEO

30 May 2024
by Helena Grech

As the leading local technology company shares its financial results for 2023, CEO Christian Sammut attests that forward-looking plans for ...

Medserv and Regis ‘have forged a powerful alliance,’ says CEO

30 May 2024
by Robert Fenech

The company is celebrating 50 years from the founding of Medserv

‘Past year was predominantly marked by growing competitive pressures,’ says Farsons CEO

30 May 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

During the financial year ended 31st January 2024, Farsons Group’s pre-tax profit rose by 4.9% to €16.1 million.

Close Bitnami banner
Bitnami