Megan Hayward and Jack Nicklas, founders of Revival
Chloe Shakesby

Jobs to be created in Hull as donut shop fills hole left by hair salon

A new business in Hull is set to create jobs as it opens in the city’s centre.

Revival Coffee and Donuts, which uses local suppliers, has said that it hopes to create up to 10 jobs as it sets up shop in a former hair salon.

The company started out with a delivery service, and will be officially opening its first store in Hull city centre this weekend.

It has converted a former salon in Ferensway, adding in custom seating areas for customers.

Megan Hayward, co-founder of Revival, commented: “We saw some amazing places. I’m into baking and finding things that taste good so I decided to have a go at making donuts!”

Equipped with a £20 fryer, Megan set about dishing up prototype donuts and, encouraged by the responses after testing on family and friends, secured a contract to supply a café in Hull.

She said: “By the second week people were queueing at the café, waiting for our delivery. Then other businesses heard about our donuts and started to contact us and it built up from there.

“It was a struggle to find the right unit but the place we have is too good to be true.

“It’s in a great location and we were able to make the changes we wanted.

“We had a soft opening over two days at the beginning of July and just invited family and friends.

“It went very well and we’re now looking forward to our official opening on Saturday 18 July.”

Kathryn Shillito, HullBID executive director, said: “We’re delighted that Megan and Jack have found their ideal premises in the city centre.

“We’ve heard great things about their coffee and donuts and we look forward to working with them to spread the word.”

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