SPONSORED: Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers expand innovative ‘Click and Collect’ service
An innovative service provided by Kilkenny’s award-winning Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers is proving to be a lifeline for many customers throughout the unprecedented Covid-19 emergency.
Grogan & Brown has expanded their ‘Click and Collect’ service in recent weeks to keep their customers safe and to help ensure social distancing is maintained at their store in Loughboy.
The talented team at Grogan & Brown pioneered their digital service over the past year, and in recent weeks they expanded their online offering as the restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus were introduced.
“We understand this is a very challenging time for people so we are doing everything we can to adapt to the needs of our customers,” said co-owner and co-founder Jonathan Brown.
“Many people are anxious to maintain social distancing and to do everything they can to prevent the spread of the virus, so we have expanded our online shop to reflect this reality over the coming weeks and months.”
And it’s not just a digital collection service: Grogan & Brown also provides a nationwide next-day delivery service, which allows customers to order online from the comfort of their homes or offices and have their products delivered to them within 24 hours.
Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers first opened their doors almost seven years ago, but the business has been decades in the making. Jonathan and co-founder Dermot Grogan, two local Kilkenny butchers, have been honing their butchery skills for a combined half a century. They have worked in all aspects of the butchery business and have a passion for high quality produce, food and local industry.
Their approach differs from many traditional butchers and, particularly, from supermarket butcher counters. Grogan & Brown control and select their individual suppliers, prepare their own meat products through processes such as dry-ageing beef, dry-cured and nitrite-free bacon and hand-linked sausages. Their expert team of butchers hand-prepare their products and even dress their meat to match their individual customers’ tastes and needs.
All their beef is hanged for a minimum of 21 days, and steaks for up to 40 days. Well hung meat is not a standard in many supermarkets and is frequently wet-aged in a vacuum pack or in gas flushed packaging. Grogan and Brown Artisan Butcher pride themselves on their stringent quality-led processes and strongly believe it results in superior-end food products that their growing customer-base appreciate. Grogan & Brown also recognise and embrace, recent food trends and the growing demand for pre-prepared meals and the huge interest in fitness foods.
Grogan & Brown also place a huge emphasis on sourcing quality, locally-produced foods. All their beef and lamb is sourced locally. They also stock the award-winning Andarl Farm high welfare free-range pork, famed for its delicate flavour. Grogan and Brown’s free-range and organic chickens come from Sean Ring in Castlecomer, their organic eggs from Eamonn Wallace in Callan, while Michael Bergin from Jenkintown supplies fresh country vegetables and quality Hereford Beef.
Jonathan says: “We love to support small local producers and we take great pride in allowing them to use Grogan & Brown Artisan Butchers as a platform to showcase their products. We invest in their future, and they invest in ours. It’s important to us that we support such businesses and to support the local economy, providing employment and engaging in social development.”
Despite their emphasis on quality, Grogan & Brown also pride themselves on being able to provide produce at affordable prices. Dermot sums up their motto: “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”
He adds: “We understand, in the current climate, that every penny counts, but we don’t believe quality and taste should be sacrificed for cost. This is where our knowledge and expertise come to the forefront: to ensure you get the very best out of whatever budget you may have.”
For more information, or to visit the Grogan and Brown Artisan Butchers online store, visit: https://groganandbrownbutchers.com/