A SMALL but popular business in Yate is celebrating its first anniversary.

Foodhub is a small sandwich bar on Yate Trading Estate, providing a  selection of sandwiches, paninis and homemade cakes.

It was opened by Lisanne Rogers, who previously owned the Coffee Bean in Chipping Sodbury as well as Wickwar Coffee Shop.

“When I opened the word hub was everywhere,” Lisanne said.

“So I thought that we could try and include it in our name.”

When speaking about what has made the hub so popular, Lisanne believes the ‘freshness’ is key.

“We make everything from scratch, people come in and order and they literally see their food prepared in front of them,” she continued.

“The customers like to see their food fresh and we can give them that.

“I use local businesses a lot for my ingredients here, for example I use Hobbs House for my bread and Ian’s fruit and veg in Sodbury.

“I think it is really important that we all support each other.”

Foodhub also provide executive buffets for corporate lunches for companies across South Gloucestershire.

“My five year plan was to expand that side of the business, but the sandwich bar popularity really took off.

“We always maintain our high keep the standard at the highest level for customers

“I was surprised by the extent of the success, but customers just seem to really like what we offer.”

As well as existing favourites, including roast dinner wrap as well as fish finger sandwich, there is a brand new range on offer.

“We have a really exciting new range that we have recently started,” Lisanne said.

“It is going to be a choose your own style pitta and flatbread station. We have a number of fillings and it has already been popular.

“We are proud of what we do here and enjoy the feedback we receive from customers.

“It is tough but the team here is really good at working together.”

There are also a number of options for those with special dietary requirements, with a gluten free, vegetarian and vegan selection available as well as a an award-winning selection of extract beans for their coffees.