Media Release: Gordon Richardson brings a slice of The Big Apple to Glasgow with launch of Pico deli and coffee house

LIFESTYLE entrepreneur, Gordon Richardson, is bringing a slice of The Big Apple to Glasgow with the launch today (13.06.08) of Pico, a New York City-style deli and coffee house.

The launch follows Richardson’s departure from Beanscene just eight weeks ago following a difference of opinion at board level about the evolution of the chain he founded with a coffee cart in 1999.

Pico, located at 167 Great George Street in the heart of Glasgow’s buzzing West End, will set the mark for a highly-energised brand catering chiefly for the on-the-go market.

Richardson said: “Pico is all about serving an outstanding selection of drinks and food quickly with upbeat service, great personality and a refreshing snapshot of jazz, blues and soul thrown in for good measure.

“The vibe is downtown New York and our food offering will reflect that with a wide selection of tasty snacks unavailable elsewhere in the city. At Pico it’s our policy, from the get go, to grind only 100 per cent Fairtrade Organic coffee beans and, wherever possible, our product packaging is fully biodegradable.”

Pico customers can choose from an all day breakfast menu including: a granola fruit bowl and toasted croissant or bagel with smoked salmon and scrambled egg; a selection of house specials, including vegetarian deli nachos and hot cheese pretzels and a selection of deli sandwiches, including turkey and bacon club bagel, the vegetarian multi-grain, filled with crudities and sun blushed tomatoes and the Reuben house club, piled high with pastrami, salt beef, swiss cheese and pickle.

These distinctly NYC-flavoured delicacies can be washed down with a refreshing range of hot and cold beverages which, in addition to all the standard caffeine offerings you might expect, include caramel fudge latte, hazelnut latte and mint chocolate mocha as well as ice blended fruit coolers and vanilla and chocolate frappe shakes.

The first Pico, open from 7.30 am till 10pm seven days a week, will feature a long serving counter and traditional leather bench seating with around 30-40 seats, inside and out. It will offer breakfast, lunch and grazing food in the evening and operate a Bring Your Own Bottle policy.

With plans to open six Pico outlets throughout Glasgow over the course of the next 12 months, the NYC deli and coffee house is the first of four distinct hospitality sector operations that Richardson plans to rollout this year under his newly-established One Big Groove umbrella group.


For further information please contact Gordon Richardson on tel 07791 731290

Issued on behalf of One Big Groove by Liquorice Media tel 0141 564 8058

Date 13h June 08

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