Friday 30 October, 2020

'Deconstructed doubles' a hit at St Christopher's Service Station

Doubles fans missing their daily fix can now try out freshly prepared doubles at St Christopher’s Service Station.

The service station, which features a convenience store with a wide range of meal and beverage options, began selling the new doubles combo on Friday, which was a hit with customers.

The doubles are made by the Original Fat Boy Doubles and sold piping hot along with fresh condiments.

(Photo courtesy St Christopher's Service Station)

General Manager Andre James said the idea came about as a result of the current COVID-19 regulations.

“At St Christopher’s we consider ourselves to be a leader in the service industry. A friend brought doubles that someone else made and we thought it might be a good idea to try something similar and packaged properly to ensure health and safety requirements.

“We know that people miss their doubles so we found the right packaging and came up with what we thought was the ideal way to offer it.”

He said they approached The Original Fat Boy Doubles to provide the doubles as a pilot test on Friday and it was a hit.

(Video: A customer shows off his fresh doubles. Video shared via Facebook page Tringlobe Media.)

“It really did well, the reception was overwhelming. We ramped up so for tomorrow we’ll have even more doubles in store."

He said the doubles are prepared and delivered from as early as 5.30 am so they’re piping hot and fresh.

The combo currently on offer is four ‘deconstructed’ doubles with bara and channa kept separate to avoid any sogginess, along with condiments on the side - customers can then assemble their doubles and enjoy.

Facebook page 'Foodie Tales with Zaak' gave the doubles a positive review:

 

Regarding the current COVID-19 measures, James said that although the service station has had to curtail its hours to meet the regulations, they have still worked hard to provide the best service for their customers.

“We were a 24-hour operation but due to the regulations we had to curtail our hours. We were one of the first stations to initiate the handwashing and hand sanitisers upon entry and we’ve ensured that all the health and safety regulations are adhered to.”

“We’re very happy with what we were able to do, we were able to conform to the requirements and still do well, thanks to the team of people we have. Our frontline staff are our heroes, and our management has been committed and dedicated.”

The service station has also sold meals from restaurants such as Tamnak Thai and Apsara which have been very popular, and also prepares meals in-house.

For more information visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/St.Christopherstt/

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