Wholesale Ice Cream for uk restaurant groups

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Joe Delucci’s has become one of the most trusted wholesale gelato distributors in the UK, supplying independent restaurants and restaurant groups both locally and nationwide with an array of flavours and an abundance of options to cater for all requirements.

Proudly serving key players in the UK restaurant industry as well as iconic British landmarks, Joe Delucci’s gelato is the perfect way for your customers to finish their meal. Whether you want to give your customers quirky combinations of unique flavours, classic scoops for signature sundaes, or light sorbets to cleanse palettes between courses – we have an option for your venue.

Who is Joe Delucci’s?

With our roots firmly planted in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Joe Delucci’s has become the gelato of choice for high-end and chain establishments alike thanks to our supreme quality that keeps your customers coming back time and time again. In fact,  founder Richard was a professional restaurant owner prior to becoming a gelato aficionado – after receiving such astonishing reviews about his authentic Italian gelato and dessert products, he decided to focus his attention on bringing establishments across the UK a genuine taste of Italy, and Joe Delucci’s was born!

Here at Joe Delucci’s we understand the challenges and priorities of restaurant owners and hospitality managers – from ensuring return custom, to keeping costs low and quality high. That’s why our wholesale gelato has become a staple across restaurant kitchens in the UK, thanks to our fair pricing, unbeatable ingredients and unrivalled authenticity.

Why is quality gelato important to bolster profit for restaurant groups?

In the current cost of living crisis, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your business is making profit – however, thanks to the aforementioned economic hardship, it’s more difficult than ever to get customers through the door, never mind encourage them to stay for an additional course like dessert. Hospitality equates to 3% – 5% of the nation’s businesses, making it quite the saturated industry. This is why it’s imperative to provide your customers with delicious foods to pique their interest and inspire them to choose your venues. One way to encourage this, and get them coming back for more, is to provide unmatched quality – enter Joe Delucci’s!

Investing in high-quality gelato can be transformational for businesses, encouraging customers to stay for dessert, leaving them with a lasting impression that increases the likelihood of return custom. Quality sits at the heart of our brand – from our factory near Italy’s Lake Como that produces our gelato, to the carefully sourced ingredients we use, and the age-old methods our factory uphold to create truly authentic products. We’ve even carried out blind taste tests that certify our gelato doesn’t just contain quality ingredients but tastes superior to competitor wholesale gelato products on the market – check out the results here!

Joe Delucci’s can help you keep your costs down and delight your restaurant group’s customers

Using reliable wholesale gelato suppliers such as Joe Delucci’s is a great way to keep your costs down. You’ll be able to use our exclusive taster service to sample the flavours we offer, allowing you to determine what best suits your clientele and what pairs well with your existing dessert menu items. Our reliable delivery service also takes the hassle and stress out of supply chain issues: no more empty freezers or unavailable menu items. Your order is personally distributed to you by one of our friendly team members or couriers. Even better, Joe Delucci’s wholesale gelato marries the perfect combination of impeccable Italian gelato with competitive prices that keep your costs to a minimum without compromising on quality.

What’s more, recent research has shown that customers are willing to pay more for products that are deemed healthier, which bodes well for restaurants that list gelato on their dessert menus. In fact, 88% of consumers surveyed in 2015 stated that they would pay a premium for menu items that promote health benefits. With gelato, you receive all the creamy smoothness of the ice cream you know and love, but with a smaller percentage of butterfat, which can be an unhealthy component if consumed in large quantities. Additionally, Joe Delucci’s sorbets contain a far superior percentage of fruit when compared to our competitors, making it a sweet delicacy that doesn’t scrimp on the health benefits!

Joe Delucci’s can help you keep your costs down and delight your restaurant group’s customers

Trends in hospitality

Country-wide, we have seen an influx of dessert-only establishments: almost every high street or city centre has a Little Dessert Shop or Creams to satiate late-night cravings or a post-dinner sweet tooth. Part of the reason why these establishments have risen to prominence is because restaurants are dividing their attention equally between starters, mains and dessert courses, leaving many consumers with little option but to venture elsewhere to complete their meal. It’s no wonder that 80% of customers ask for the cheque after their main course, abandoning dessert completely, with better quality dessert options being available at such dessert-only establishments. To remain competitive against these dessert parlours and maximise your profits, restaurants must offer excellent sweet options to keep their clientele satiated and guarantee return custom.

Our wholesale gelato offers your customers the variety of supreme quality sweet treats they desire to conclude their meal at your establishment – they won’t have to leave their seats to find an option to suit them, and certainly won’t have to compromise on taste or quality. We can even provide any required accompaniments for your dessert menu, whether it be sprinkles, sauces or chocolate brownies, we’ll work with you to make sure your offering keeps your diners in their seats for the duration!

Options for all

Another trend that restaurant groups should take heed of is the need for broader options on their dessert menus, not just to cater to different preferences, but to appeal to those with specific dietary requirements or allergies. With veganism and vegetarianism on the rise, many consumers are feeling excluded due to a lack of options, specifically when it comes to ice cream and gelato choices. What’s more, many dessert options feel overdone or generic: most restaurants offer the same ice cream sundaes, cheesecakes and brownies as their competitors, making customers feel underwhelmed as their meal comes to a close.

That’s why Joe Delucci’s offers a broad range of options for our consumers – from dairy-free gelato that still maintains its signature creaminess, to fruit-based sorbets that make the perfect palette cleanser after a heavy meal. We’re also proud to offer our wholesale gelato in a range of flavours we guarantee your customers won’t have seen on your competitors’ menus! From Sicilian Pistachio, to Violet, and even our signature Peanut Butter and Chocolate combination – your customers will be sure to visit your restaurant time and time again for your unique sweet offerings.

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“Working with JD’s has been incredibly beneficial to our business, not only do they provide a first-class gelato, they also support the whole back office set up ensuring stock and staff levels are 100% correct and full at all times. The team are always available to assist with last-minute solutions if required. I am in no doubt, that the branding and theatre of the JD’s retail carts, has helped us achieve in excess of a 200% better revenue than forecast. We will definitely continue to build and expand our JD’s offering going forward!”

– General Sales Manager (The Shard)

“You can really taste the fresh and natural ingredients that go into all of Joe Delucci’s creations, and their range of non-dairy and gluten-free products is absolutely fantastic!”

– Executive Head Chef (The Alchemist Bars & Restaurants)

“A big thank you to all at Joe Delucci’s for making the difference in our pubs. Great feedback and a point of difference for our customers. Love the product.”

– Owner (Lovely Pubs Group)

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Phone

01926 651 478

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Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm

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HQ Address

Gelato Manor
Chesterton Estate Yard
Banbury Road
Lighthorne
Warwickshire
CV35 0AJ

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