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Hassle Free Build takes lead on innovative drive-thru café in Blackburn


HERE is a first look at what a new drive-thru Chaayé Paani café may look like if it comes to Blackburn.

Planning permission is being sought for the installation of a ‘prefabricated shipping container to create a drive through café’ on the Brown Street car park next to Blackburn bus station.

According to the brand website the café offers a range of ‘Asian tea drinks, snacks’ and a kerbside service.

The cafe will have seating both inside and outside and eight full-time roles and seven part-time staff will be created.

Chaayé Paani has outlets in Dewsbury, Bradford and Birmingham and a further 10 will be opening by the end of the year.

Lancashire Telegraph:

What the new Chaaye Paani Cafe could look like (Pictures Copyright – Chaaye Paani Blackburn)

The planning application states: “No Chaaye Paani customers are permitted to park on Brown Street car park in the operating hours, unless parked in a Chaaye Paani designated bay.

“The car park shall operate a one-way drive-in service from 6pm onwards.”

Customers will be able to place order on arrival or through the online app and park in a designated bay.

Planning notes said: “Staff will maintain a ‘clean as you go service’ once a customer leaves. Staff on the car park shall ensure that the area in which the customer was parked is cleaned thoroughly and all rubbish shall be placed into the designated Chaaye Paani bins.

“At the end of each shift the car park will be cleaned by staff to ensure that the car park is left clean and ready to be used by the general public for parking services.”

The café will also place customised bins in and around the car park.

Blackburn councillor Quesir Mahmood said: “As we come out of the lockdown and encourage people to come back into town it is good to see that Blackburn is attracting interest from these ventures.

“The concept is different and they do exist in other parts of the country.”

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