£1 breakfasts at poundcafe
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£1 breakfasts at poundcafe

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Found 10th Jun 2013
Forget Poundland... now there's Poundcafe!

Hundreds of customers flood new eatery in one of Britain's most deprived areas to get a fry-up for just £1

Sit-down cafe in Kirkby, Merseyside, is the first in Britain to offer a £1 fry-up

Its four-item £1 breakfast menu has a choice of egg, bacon, sausage, hash brown, baked beans and tomatoes

Poundcafe was an instant hit with 300 customers on its first day of trading...

196 Comments

Banned

How can they make these food from a pound? Must be a "good" quality food then...
Edited by: "Alex7911" 10th Jun 2013

Scousers

Says it all really

It'll only be a sit-down cafe until all the chairs get nicked.

Alex7911

How can they make these food from a pound? Must be a "good" quality food … How can they make these food from a pound? Must be a "good" quality food then...



Have to agree, i would struggle to buy the ingredients to make a breakfast for a pound, so how do they buy it, employ a cook and some type of server monkey, premises and still operate a profit.

300 customers on day one only equates to £300

Please post your prejudices here.

Now that's a nice plateful for a quid, I'll risk it ............

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/05/21/article-2328492-19E96529000005DC-58_634x473.jpg

Deal, but i bet it costs £2 for a brew

I was gonna say that

bet the drink is where they make there money...coffee tea etc all £2 a cup

Well done, they deserve support. Why the negatives? You just put people off.

I believe it belongs to the Sayers chain who have also opened the Poundbakery, where you can purchase 2 pasties for a pound or two cream cakes for a pound with the same items being approx £1.00 each in the Sayers shops

angst

Please post your prejudices here.



They can't help it; it's a lonely life being sad and vindictive, they need human contact.

MungoSplodge

Have to agree, i would struggle to buy the ingredients to make a … Have to agree, i would struggle to buy the ingredients to make a breakfast for a pound, so how do they buy it, employ a cook and some type of server monkey, premises and still operate a profit.300 customers on day one only equates to £300



Because they will buy 60,000 sausages at once, not a packet of 6 like you do, which also has to be transported to the shop, stored, refrigerated and sold by a "Server monkey" all while on the shops premises.

crazylegs

ScousersSays it all really



Go back in your cave

tommytbone1

Deal, but i bet it costs £2 for a brew



Presumably, the breakfast might be a quid but they'll have other stock to make the margins needed.

crazylegs

ScousersSays it all really


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Proof that Scousers went to the Moon!
Edited by: "willysnapper" 10th Jun 2013

Quadrille

They can't help it; it's a lonely life being sad and vindictive, they … They can't help it; it's a lonely life being sad and vindictive, they need human contact.



Unlike you yes?

tafkas

It'll only be a sit-down cafe until all the chairs get nicked.



The next Micky Flannagan is born

Meanwhile in a cafe near you

Closing down sale due to poundcafes...Goodbye greasy spoon!!

Isn't this what happened to all the local shops once the superstores started undercutting them, and then wiped them from the face of the high street!

How do they make it £1. One sausage =10p, one egg =10p, one slice of bacon 15p, baked beans 5p. Cost =40p + that obvious 90% profit on tea. I imagine you might even get 2 sausages.

RedStarBelgrade

Go back in your cave



UGG

LadyEleanor

How do they make it £1. One sausage =10p, one egg =10p, one slice of … How do they make it £1. One sausage =10p, one egg =10p, one slice of bacon 15p, baked beans 5p. Cost =40p + that obvious 90% profit on tea. I imagine you might even get 2 sausages.



Deffo only one sausage in that girls hands ..................................

Knew someone would find a way to get rid of all the horsemeat !

crazylegs

UGG



Chav

Alex7911

How can they make these food from a pound? Must be a "good" quality food … How can they make these food from a pound? Must be a "good" quality food then...


They don't.
It's just a loss leader and / or cheap marketing/advertising

gazw

Deffo only one sausage in that girls hands … Deffo only one sausage in that girls hands ..................................


Except on a Saturday night

crazylegs

Meanwhile in a cafe near you Closing down sale due to … Meanwhile in a cafe near you Closing down sale due to poundcafes...Goodbye greasy spoon!!Isn't this what happened to all the local shops once the superstores started undercutting them, and then wiped them from the face of the high street!



Bit different for a cafe mate, people will still have their favorite local cafe they go for breakfast. Supermarkets provided alot of products in one place at cheap prices, rather than go to many places and pay more. Different thing all together tbh.

deblow

I believe it belongs to the Sayers chain who have also opened the … I believe it belongs to the Sayers chain who have also opened the Poundbakery, where you can purchase 2 pasties for a pound or two cream cakes for a pound with the same items being approx £1.00 each in the Sayers shops



love poundbake,not sure how they make money on them pasties?

ZedEx

Bit different for a cafe mate, people will still have their favorite … Bit different for a cafe mate, people will still have their favorite local cafe they go for breakfast. Supermarkets provided alot of products in one place at cheap prices, rather than go to many places and pay more. Different thing all together tbh.



If these take off there will be one on every high street soon, your local independent cafe will not be able to compete and you will see the demise of them..

themachman

love poundbake,not sure how they make money on them pasties?



Hows those hooves tasting..:p

Honestly I wouldn't care its a Quid ! I pay £3.50 for an Mini Ulster Fry and a cup of tea yum !

Not sure the £100 on fuel will justify the £1 brekkie

MungoSplodge

Have to agree, i would struggle to buy the ingredients to make a … Have to agree, i would struggle to buy the ingredients to make a breakfast for a pound, so how do they buy it, employ a cook and some type of server monkey, premises and still operate a profit.300 customers on day one only equates to £300



It's a "loss-leader" gets the people in the cafe. With everything costing a pound, I'd assume most customers had a tea/coffee too at £1 a mug.

The margins on a £1 four item breakfast will be very low, but with "standard" pricing on tea and coffee and other food extras, its probably just about sustainable, and it gets them free advertising through news stories, positive word of mouth, etc.

Plus there is always the potential to drive every other cafe in the area to the wall and then bump the price to a more reasonable profit level if they choose to.

The catering provider in one canteen I frequent manages somewhere in the £1.50 region for this sort of breakfast (unsubsidised) and will definitely be making a good profit, hence my thinking that this is a marginal goer.
Edited by: "premierfella" 10th Jun 2013

premierfella

Plus there is always the potential to drive every other cafe in the area … Plus there is always the potential to drive every other cafe in the area to the wall and then bump the price to a more reasonable profit level if they choose to.



Exactly!!!!

crazylegs

I was gonna say that bet the drink is where they make there … I was gonna say that bet the drink is where they make there money...coffee tea etc all £2 a cup



The deal link is to a local paper story. It says 'The standard four-item breakfast menu costs a £1 but each additional item is just 25p each while drinks and desserts, including cakes and gingerbread men, are priced at either 50p or £1.'

Now I can pop in for a Breakfast while picking up my £1 zajazzle kit from next door.



Edited by: "niceblokedave" 10th Jun 2013

Nevermind margins...

God only knows the meat content of the sausages and caged hen eggs...

Really, for a quid, have cereal from Aldi/Lidl.

That will last you a week and not be 'mechanically removed'.

There are plenty of ways to have a healthy, cheap breakfast - daily

No wonder people laugh at the state of this country..

the whole high street is going to be......poundland. pound world, pound stretcher, pound cafe, pound bakery etc a cheap day in town lol

Problem with all these 'Pound' based businesses is that at some point it inflation makes it unsustainable. This will mean they have to either change their name, up their prices or reduce sizes. The reducing sizes is already happening at pound stores. 3 pack sweets (Mars bars etc) are now a standard 3 pack size rather than 4 (even though they do appear still in 4 packs at times in pound stores but i mean every day)..

Back to the deal, hot but i wonder what the quality is like.

£1 for a breakfast. sometimes things can be too cheap.

There was a shop here in Belfast on the Shaws Road that did a 5 piece fry for £1 a few years ago
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