Pottle Kettle Black aka PKB is expanding its Barton Arcade premises into what used to be Tracy’s sandwich shop next door. The new space will now allow for an additional 20 covers and will include a new kitchen serving a new seasonal brunch menu, a new express hatch for coffee and healthy breakfasts to go. The team is also recruiting for new charismatic, experienced baristas with a passion for coffee and food.
“Since our launch in October 2014, we have served over 100,000 drinks and we’re looking to take turnover to £800k following the expansion,” says Jon Wilkin, co-founder of Pot Kettle Black with business partner Mark Flanagan.
“Lunchtime is our busiest time with people often queuing out of the door so we knew we had to offer additional seating. We’re looking to take on new recruits too to build on our successful team and the new brunch menu will feature modern interpretations on classic breakfast dishes.”
“Coffee tastes and preferences are changing with many aficionados turning to smaller, independent coffee shops for a quality, well roasted coffee, over the larger chains and we have really experienced the benefit of this change in tastes. We take great care and pride in each cup of coffee we serve and Mancunians are recognising the difference in flavour and quality of speciality coffees.
“We’re hoping the expansion works will not cause too much disruption and we look forward to welcoming customers back into the shop from Monday 6th June to enjoy our speciality coffees and the new brunch menu.”
PKB offers a selection of speciality coffees, teas, hot chocolates, fruit smoothies, and brunch foods that are made on the premises, as well as a selection of indulgent cakes.
They only serve specialty grade coffee from the Arabica plant variety. Speciality coffee is hand picked in coffee farms and is only grown in special microclimates. It is distinctive due to its little to no defects and full taste.
To apply for one of the barista roles or to find out more visit potkettleblackltd.co.uk