GOODBYE 2020, HELLO 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
With 2021 finally here, we wanted to take a moment and share a few reflections and thoughts.
First, a note on 2020: for many, 2020 will be marked by hardship and a lot of disruptive change. For us as a business, 2020 certainly came with its challenges. But amidst those challenges, we had some very rewarding moments that kept us motivated and inspired along the way. As we head into 2021, channelling positivity for all that is to come our way, we thought we’d share some of our top highlights of the past (and our first) year:
// We managed to keep atis trading throughout the year even though we lost our entire customer base as we knew it overnight back in March
// We were able to give back through our food (we offered a 50% discount to essential workers; we partnered with Meals for the NHS; we partnered with local foodbank The Arc; we provided surplus food to City Harvest)
// We have built the foundation of an incredible community of people and reached people through our food in more ways than we could have hoped for
// We were nominated and shortlisted to the final 6 for two Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2020: Best Restaurant and Best Newcomer
// We have finished the year with an incredible, resilient, upbeat team of people who have all helped make the above possible
Now on the year ahead: whilst not the start of the year we had anticipated, we are feeling upbeat that the year will take a positive turn and that good things are coming our way. We head into 2021 armed with the learnings from 2020 and with renewed energy as we continue on our mission to create real, wholesome food that tastes and does good. We have a few exciting things in the pipeline: amongst which are compelling collaborations, innovative menu developments (both the food offering and carbon footprint labelling) and perhaps most significantly, the promise of future sites with our second site due to open this Spring.
We want to say a massive thank you to all existing customers, the atis team, friends, family, suppliers, brand partners and mentors for supporting atis and helping us get to this point. We greatly look forward to the moment when we can welcome you back to the store with open arms and thank you in person.
Here’s to an upbeat and fruitful 2021.