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QED Breathes New Life into Glasgow Espresso Bar

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QED Breathes New Life into Glasgow Espresso Bar

QED Breathes New Life into Glasgow Espresso Bar
May 13
09:17 2015

An authentic Italian-style coffee shop in Shawlands has benefitted from a complete refurbishment with the help of Glasgow-based catering equipment suppliers, QED.

Now run by the second and third generations of the Gizzi family, the café was founded by Armando Gizzi in 1974 and has been revamped as Gizzi’s Espresso Bar.

Serving everything from full Scottish breakfasts to toasted sandwiches, pizzas, pasta and cakes, the relaunched business features QED ‘Avalon’ refrigerated display counters (pictured below).

These Continental-style straight glass counters are designed to display sandwich ingredients, cooked meats, cheese, salads, cakes and other produce, and make the best possible presentation for Gizzi’s famous snacks.


Sisters Marisa and Leonora Gizzi chose the QED Avalon counters following recommendations from other similar venues in the city, and they’re delighted with the outcome.

In addition to the Avalon display counters, QED supplied a selection of other catering equipment, including a Velux grill, Lincat fryer, Merry Chef oven and pasta boiler.

Since the refurbishment, Gizzi’s is reporting an upturn in footfall and an increase in the average spend per head, spurred on by the improved ambience of the premises.

‘We are attracting a better class of customer who are consuming more of our snacks, with many people choosing to eat in rather than just carry food out,’ comments Marisa.

As well has having substantial visual appeal, the counters also maintain a constant and reliable temperature in all ambient conditions.

For more information on how QED can transform your catering or foodservice business, visit


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