Crussh to open first healthcare site this summer

Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars will open its first healthcare site, and first site outside London, in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, in summer 2019, in partnership with Sodexo, a leading global services company.

The announcement follows last year’s landmark franchise deal between healthy food and juice chain, Crussh, and Sodexo which will see Crussh open outlets across all of the Sodexo business from workplace catering to universities, hospitals & government locations across the UK and Ireland.

The new Crussh café will stay true to the Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars classic menu, offering a large range of healthy food from breakfast pots & toasties to salads, wraps and healthy treats, alongside freshly pressed juices, smoothies and organic coffee.

Shane Kavanagh, CEO of Crussh said, ‘This is a really significant opening for us, and provides an incredible opportunity to bring our brand of healthy food and juice to a new audience in locations where we think we can make a real difference. Healthcare is an area we’ve been passionate about for a long time, and we’re delighted to be opening in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.’

Stuart Winters, CEO of Healthcare, Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: ‘Extending our 10-year partnership with Birmingham Children’s Hospital was a clear opportunity to review and overhaul patient dining and retail provision.

'Bringing in brands such as Crussh will help us deliver our goal to ensure that we give the right nutrition to children and young people to help them heal and recover and play a part in the Children’s Hospital staff continuing to deliver the best possible care.’

Crussh continues to take a creative approach to the requirements of each location, covering traditional café formats, as well as larger scale sites, food trucks and pop-ups.

Crussh opened its first site in partnership with Sodexo, at City, University of London, in March this year.