QED Avalon display counter is centrepiece of new Glasgow cakes and coffee concept

Quality Equipment Distributors (QED) is a Glasgow-based designer and supplier of coffee shop and restaurant display counters, catering refrigeration and other food service equipment.

QED has recently installed a custom-designed ambient display counter at SnuggleMuffin, a vibrant new cakes and coffee outlet in Glasgow’s popular Buchanan Galleries retail development.

SnuggleMuffin was founded by Juliane Grasekamp when she was still at school as a cakes and confectionery webshop and caterer for weddings, parties and other special events.

All the cakes are made from fresh ingredients to some of Juliane’s secret recipes. After trading successfully online for several years, Juliane decided to open her own retail operation bearing the distinctive SnuggleMuffin brand.

After researching suppliers of display counters, she visited the QED stand at ScotHot 2017, Scotland’s major exhibition for the catering and licensed trades. It was there that she fell in love with QED’s Avalon range of serve-over counters, with their clean straight glass design and large selection of sizes and temperature options.

As Juliane explains: ‘Our retail unit in Buchanan Galleries has a very unusual shape, so we needed a supplier that was very flexible in terms of the counter design and installation. Even though we kept changing our minds about the final specification., QED did a superb job and everything was delivered on time and on budget!

‘Since the opening at the beginning of August we have had a very busy few weeks of trading and are confident that the operation will be successful in the long term. Even though it’s early days, I can see us expanding by opening more outlets in the future.’

As well as the Avalon counters, QED supplies many different modular coffee shop display systems and provides installation and technical support services throughout the UK.

For further information visit: www.qualityequipment.co.uk and www.snugglemuffinglasgow.com

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