Have a break!

Middleton Grange staff Becky Ward (left) and Erin Healey launch the campaign
Middleton Grange staff Becky Ward (left) and Erin Healey launch the campaign

BUSY workers are being encouraged to take a lunch break and support food retailers at a shopping centre.

The Break for Lunch campaign has been launched at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, in Hartlepool, to support the dozens of food outlets located within it.

Well-known chains including Marks & Spencer, Boots, BHS, Wetherspoons, Subway, Greggs and McDonalds, as well as independent retailers such as The Galleries, Kwiksnax, Necita’s Coffee House, Blyth Butchers, Ayre’s Butchers, Sandwich Express and Mariners Fish Restaurant, are all participating in the initiative, which will see different lunch offers promoted to customers every day.

Middleton Grange manager Mark Rycraft said: “The Break for Lunch initiative has been launched with the dual purpose of attracting more visitors to the centre and encouraging workers to have a proper lunch break away from their desks.

“There is so much choice here that just about every dietary requirement can be met, whether you want a healthy salad, a hearty sandwich or food on the go.

“The time people spend away from their desk or workplace helps to increase their productivity and encourages them to eat properly too, and in turn supports the many food retailers which are found here in the centre.”

Daily offers as part of the Break for Lunch initiative will be promoted on Middleton Grange’s Facebook page.

To get involved, search for Middleton Grange Shopping Centre and like the page.