For 150 years the Dobbies name has stood for quality horticulture. Today Dobbies is one of the UK’s largest Garden Centre retailers. They have 38 stores across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland and have one of the biggest ranges of quality plants and gardening equipment, as well as providing restaurant and cafe facilities to its visitors. ” and ‘Best UK Family Holiday Parks Operator’ at the 2018 British Travel Awards.
The challenge with the project for Dobbies in their first large format Garden World, situated in the Tesco flagship store, was to create an innovative kitchen, serving and countering area within a reduced footprint.
The Advance team spent extensive time in sites around the UK to understand Dobbie’s food offering, and provide a scientifically backed operational study. The design team based their fit for purpose design, tailored to the customers needs, on these findings.
Advance sourced a Fire Dome oven to suit the necessity for both high quality menu delivery and an in house bakery. The Fire Dome oven, complete with a bespoke brick finish, enabled maximum flexibility with the added benefit of delivering a high quality, authentic Italian pizza from raw dough in 2 minutes. The versatility of the Fire Dome oven enabled the design team to reduce the footprint and recommend equipment fit for purpose.
Fire Dome, Rational, Williams, Thermodyne