This Sunday is World Smokefree day and the day yet another of Columbus Coffee’s 64 franchised cafes becomes fully smoke free inside and out. Columbus Ashburton is the first café in its area to become smoke free and the 27th in the Columbus group.
“When I was approached to become entirely smoke free as part of World Smokefree Day, it was a pretty easy decision.” says Nigel Heney, owner of the Ashburton Store. “For my customers and staff it means a much healthier environment, particularly for the children who visit the cafe. But it also means our customers can enjoy our outdoor seating without needing to sit amongst smoke which can have a negative impact on their experience.”
All 25 of Columbus Coffee’s cafes inside Mitre 10 Megas are fully smoke free, along with their Auckland Hospital store, and the national franchise is in discussion with all franchisees about making all of their cafes entirely smoke free. A move they say is part of a range of initiatives they’ve undertaken to deliver healthier customer experiences.