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Elior wins record-breaking education deal

The University of Sunderland has awarded a 10-year contract to Elior UK in a record-breaking education sector win for the contract caterer.

Under the terms of the deal, Elior is making substantial investment to transform facilities at the University’s two Sunderland campuses – where it will cater for more than 12,000 students across nine food and drink outlets.

The offer will include several newly built coffee shops, including a Starbucks and several artisan coffee shops owned, operated, and trademarked by Elior, like Barista & Baker, Fontanella, and Green Parrot.

Each campus will also benefit from a brand new food court, where students and staff will be able to tuck into a constant rotation of sizzling dishes from around the globe as well as all of Elior’s latest branded street food concepts – including the award-winning Urban Rajah Indian Street Kitchen concept.

Connor Hickman, Business Development Director for education at Elior UK, said: “From artisan coffee shops to global flavours, the offer has been designed to appeal to the tastes of students today. To help future proof the offer, we’ve made all the new spaces as multifunctional as possible. But equally, we want to respect the heritage of the University. We’ve been careful not to make changes for the sake of it, and we’ve kept lots of the original outlet names.”

The contract award marks another significant win for Elior in the university sector – following its successes with Roehampton University and Kingston University.


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