As the country gets back to some normality after pubs reopened last weekend, itsu is also reopening its doors of a further nine stores. Not only that, but they are also launching new menu items and gifts to customers like the pink card.
Itsu, the Asian-inspired, healthy fast-food brand, has reopened its first stores with a giveaway of 75,000 gifts. As everyone’s favourite lunchtime stop-by gets set to open another nine stores this weekend, there remain 69,000 gifts still up for grabs – including the much sought-after itsu pink card.
The itsu pink card entitles the owner to 50% off all restaurant-bought food. The card is valid for three months; which is the same time that itsu stores have been closed during lockdown.
To find your nearest itsu, we’ve added the store locator here. You’ll also find the opening and closing times listed here too.
Now for those of us who love enjoying a takeaway at home, in front of the TV or for date night, Just Eat and TopCashback are currently offering £10 cashback on your next order.
Purchases over £10 will still receive £10 cashback and it applies to any restaurant available on Just Eat. How good is that? Free sushi, or maybe a pizza? Chinese? Thai? Whatever you fancy, for free. And it doesn’t get better than that now, does it?
Sadly, the Cashback offer is only available for new members or those with no previous purchases or cashback through TopCashback.
What’s more, itsu has also unveiled new menu items for customers to try. Brand new recipes on the menu are the ‘Veggie meatballs & coconut pot’soup’. Also rolling out nationwide are the ‘itsu classics’ sushi set and a ‘low-carb Japanese sushi salad’.
With research into Brits’ post-lockdown dining desires having shown that sushi is the UK’s second most missed lunch, itsu introduced the giveaway as part of its reopening celebrations. As well as the pink cards, the brand will be giving out gifts such as free sushi boxes and itsu refill flasks to the first 1,000 customers back to each of its UK stores and restaurants, visiting stores or ordering via delivery.
Itsu founder Julian Metcalfe says, “It was heart-breaking for us to close our doors, so the fact that we are reopening our doors just makes me well up with gratitude, I wanted to celebrate this big moment by giving back to our beloved returning customers.’ Metcalfe adds ‘the itsu experience will feel different for some time to ensure team members and customers are safe”.
Itsu will continue with its industry leading ‘hands and handles’ program, where all surfaces and hands are cleaned with disinfectant every 20 minutes, well within the safe time for bacteria and viruses to acclimatise. It will also continue to complete its extremely fast service model; promising to serve all customers in under 90 seconds.
On top of this, itsu stores have introduced a number of new initiatives to ensure maximum safety for all customers; hand sanitiser will be freely available and face shields will be worn by all team members. Customers will also be asked to pay for their food with card and contactless payment where possible.
During lock down, itsu’s Kings Road & Regents Place kitchens remained open in order to donate food to the NHS. Since March, itsu has donated over £80,000 worth of meals to NHS hospital staff nearby, without any fundraising support and purely enabled by the volunteering itsu teams.
The first stores that opened on 26th June were: Brighton, Bristol, Kingston, Notting Hill, Kings Road and Bicester. Opening hours will be reduced with stores serving a streamlined menu.
The nine new itsu restaurants to open are:
- Oxford Cornmarket
New itsu summer launches:
Veggie meatballs & coconut pot’soup
Veggie meatballs, wholegrain brown rice, seasonal greens, pumpkin seeds, thai spiced coconut soup.
A delightful sushi box packed full of 13 pieces of itsu customers’ favourite sushi.
Low carb Japanese sushi salad
Low carb salad with omega-3 rich sashimi grade atlantic salmon sashimi, broccoli, wakame, avocado, pickled ginger and carrots with wasabi mayo and sesame seeds.
Now with edamame for extra omega-3.
Meatless meatball rice’bowl
Launched just before the shops closed and still at intro price of £5.99.