A brand new family-run independent business selling “the best milkshakes and waffles in Merseyside” has opened in Southport.
The Shake Factory has gained a glowing reputation at its original store in Prescot in recent years, and has now opened its second venture at 5B Hoghton Street right in the heart of Southport town centre.
Owner Phil Whitfield said: “This the second Shake Factory – the original is in Prescot and is now over four years old.
“The Shake Factory is an independent family business just off Chapel Street offering delicious, freshly made to order milkshakes, waffles, smoothies and cookie dough.
“Many believe the shakes and waffles are the best in Merseyside.
“We open seven days a week and we also deliver within three miles of the Southport town centre.
“We have three aims;
“Provide the best quality desserts
“Provide the best customer service
“Save customers money – our regular milkshake is everyone else’s large!”
The Shake Factory is also giving young people a real chance to shine.
Phil Whitfield said: “Scarlet, 18, is owner / manager at the forefront of the business with a young workforce behind her.
“We decided to open in Southport because we saw an opportunity to expand the business to the next level.
“The business model is that we employ the local people and give them opportunities to grow within our business.
“We are committed to giving young adults with initiative and energy a chance to excel.
“The average age of our workforce in both locations is 19 and we are committed to supporting their personal growth and helping them to develop into management if they wish.
“We hope to continue to develop the business model further and work with other Southport businesses and colleges to regenerate the town centre and give the people of Southport the desserts and employment they deserve.”
The business has opened just a few days before Independents Day 2021, which is taking place this weekend (Saturday, 3rd July and Sunday, 4th July).
Southport BID Business Engagement Manager Luke Randles said: “Independent businesses have never been more vital to our town centres, and there has never been a more important time to support them.
“Southport is lucky to have an eclectic mix of independents, all with unique individual offerings, and run by passionate owners and staff. As Southport residents, we should do anything we can to champion these businesses.”
The Shake Factory is open every day and can deliver to your doorstep.
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