Maison Blanc, the patisserie chain founded by Raymond Blanc, has revealed a new design for it 14-strong chain at its store in Chichester, as it aims to increase its share of the grab-and-go market. The Chichester site, which was officially re-opened last Friday (7 September), features a “fresh, modern design that’s more accessible and enjoyable for its customers”. Rebecca Rose, head of marketing at Maison Blanc, which celebrates its 30th birthday this year, told M&C Report’s sister publication British Baker, that the new shop offers more seating, and the overall feeling of more space for customers eating inside. She said: “It’s also easier for customers to come in and select their favourite sandwiches and baguettes straight from the new self-selection chiller cabinet, and take it to the service counter. “We were originally well-known for our patisserie and cakes and have evolved over the years to become a popular destination for light lunches and dinner as well. We’re delighted to be able to extend our offering again, in particular this time to capture the grab-and-go market.” The chain said it couldn't confirm any kind of time-scale for refurbishments to its other 13 sites.

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