Hairdresser Lucy Isaac is today (Tuesday May 18) celebrating her first anniversary as proprietor of Mumma Sue’s snack bar on Orchard Way.
Launched at the heart of the first lockdown, Mumma Sue’s has gone from strength to strength in spite of the pandemic, not only serving great food but also providing much needed support for members of the local community.
Lucy Isaac said: “We have found since we’ve been open that a lot of our regulars come not just for the food but for a chat and some company.
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"Lockdown has been hard for so many people. We make a point of checking up on our customers and finding ways to help them if they need it. We’ve also been able to donate several hampers to the local food bank.”
With hairdressing hit hard by Covid restrictions, she made the decision to diversify following the death of her mother, Sue Isaac, who lost her battle with cancer in 2019.
Lucy, who owns the Lords & Ladies hair salon, added: “The snack bar was originally going to be a joint venture with my wonderful mum. After she passed away, my dad, Les, my friend David Gourley and I decided to create Mumma Sue’s in her memory.
"My mum would always help people out whenever she could – we have just been following in her footsteps over the past year.
“I’d like to thank all our customers for their support. We’re proud to be a part of this amazing local community.”
Mumma Sue’s sells baguettes, paninis and jacket potatoes with a range of home-made fillings, as well as cakes and freshly made hot drinks.
An all-day breakfast is also available. All ingredients are locally sourced, with Halal options on the menu.
It is located on Orchard Way between On Ho Chinese takeaway and Isaac’s Lords & Ladies salon.