Caribou Poutine case study, Liverpool
QED supplies servery counter for new Canadian-themed fast food outlet
QED has recently installed a custom-designed servery counter to the UK’s very first permanent Caribou Poutine fast food outlet in Liverpool city centre.
Caribou Poutine was founded by Michael Palfreeman and Lizzie Hurst when they were still undergraduates at Birmingham University.
They originally developed a taste for poutine – a mix of chips, cheese curds and gravy – when they spent time working as ski instructors in Canada and decided to introduce this tasty dish to the UK when they graduated.
Street food origins
Caribou Poutine began as a street food operation, attending food festivals and other events all over the country for over two years, before opting for a permanent base in Liverpool.
As Michael explains: ‘We chose Liverpool because Lizzie is from here and, with a very large student population, it was crying out for some delicious Canadian comfort food.
‘After doing a lot of research online, we selected QED to supply our all-important servery counter. Their Avalon range had just the kind of rustic look that we wanted, along with clean, straight lines and a combination of hot and cold food dispensers for all our ingredients, which have to be kept at a constant temperature.
‘Since our opening at the end of May, we have had an enormous response from the public and are confident that Caribou Poutine has an exciting future,’
As well as the Avalon counters, QED supplies many different modular coffee shop display systems and provides installation and technical support services throughout the UK.