Consumers/Consumption

Spudulike stores in Britain re-open after rescue deal by Albert Bartlett

Spud lovers are being given back a store in Norfolk after closing in August – after the business was rescued by potato giant firm Albert Bartlett. Spudulike, which serves jacket potatoes with all kinds of toppings, closed all its stores nine weeks ago including in Norwich’s Chapelfield shopping centre and also Castle Quarter with hundreds of jobs lost nationwide.

But spud saviour Albert Bartlett, a global firm dating to 1948 but with a large factory in Norfolk, came to the rescue, taking over the most successful outlets across the UK including the one in Chapelfield. The original outlet on the dining floor is now open again.

Lena Lasek of Norwich Spudulike, said: “Who would have thought we’d be back in business, doing what we do best, baking the tastiest potatoes at the Chapelfield shopping centre for our band of fans in Norwich? A stuffed and steaming baked potato is a great British tradition, it’s a healthier choice and we’re delighted to be bringing back Spudulike with better quality, sensibly priced potatoes.

As part of its re-opening programme, Albert Bartlett will be introducing Spudulike customers to freshly sourced, best of British potatoes which could include those farmed in Norfolk.

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