Loungers plc is delighted to announce the opening of its 250th site. Pionero Lounge in Rochdale opens today, and marks the latest landmark for Loungers as the Group continues its accelerated site opening programme across the UK.
Since the announcement of Loungers’ interim results in November 2023, the Group has opened five new sites, with further sites set top open in in Bromsgrove, Chepstow, Westwood Cross, Macclesfield, Bracknell, Ilkley, Sidcup and Yeovil in the coming months. Like all Lounges, the new sites will be a home-from-home for customers, offering excellent food and drink all day, with a real focus on making a positive impact on their local communities.
In keeping with the importance that it places on finding ways to make a positive difference, Loungers recently published its first sustainability report (“The Good Stuff”), drawing together the many initiatives it has in place to support its people, customers, suppliers and the planet.
In addition, the Group was delighted to launch Lounge Community Kickstart in the final quarter of 2023, a pilot scheme across 26 Lounges which aims to donate over 10,000 meals back to Loungers’ communities every year.
With each new Lounge site, nearly £1m is invested into the local high street and an average of 30 new jobs is created. In 2023, the Group created 1,000 new jobs in total; it expects to recruit the same number again continuing into 2024.