Esquire Coffee Houses pilots new menu items

Café chain franchise Esquire Coffee Houses has reviewed its menu and is piloting some new items. The company has added pizzas and a wine list to its menu after researching into what its customers wanted.

Esquire Coffee Houses stated: 'The research showed that customers liked the idea of our existing policy to bake wherever possible our own scones, muffins and cookies on site and to extend this further with a main course option available throughout the day. In a number of our stores, we already do a range of hot dishes but we have now decided to introduce a range of Freshly Baked Pizzas. Naturally, we make our own dough and all ingredients for the pizzas are of the finest quality.

'A range of nine pizzas is available and customers can choose from the likes of the traditional Margherita with our own freshly prepared tomato sauce, vegetarian options or our Deluxe, which is proving very popular and includes goat's cheeses, sundried tomatoes and olives. Wedges and garlic pizza bread also form part of the new look menu. To compliment this extended hot food range, we have decided to introduce a range of wines which our customers felt particularly during holiday times and weekends that they would like to have this offer rather than having to go in to the pub particularly if they are with their children.

'As such, we are offering our customers a choice of over 10 wines, which can be purchased by the bottle at very competitive prices or each wine can be sold by the glass. This pilot programme commenced in our recently opened store in Carrick on Shannon just over a month ago and is proving very successful. We would hope to extend this concept to a number of our other stores over the next few months and in time for the summer tourist season.'