LAST Friday afternoon (April 24) French Franks opened to serve a 'TFI breakfast' at St Cross Business Park in Newport to health and care workers.

The Island eaterie, famed for its fresh coffees, fruit smoothies and hearty lunch menu, offered a range of bacon rolls, pastries, hot drinks and other beverages to health and care workers.

The sustenance was well received, with over 500 people — more than half of who had pre-ordered for collection — were served outside the building observing distancing measures.

All food and drink was free for frontline NHS or care workers, with anyone else invited to make a donation.

Mark Horton, general manager of French Franks, said: "It was great to get back to work even if for a one-off. Staff volunteered to work and it was great to be able to offer a little cheer to those working on the frontline in such difficult times.

"Many of the people working these long shifts have missed a decent fresh coffee over recent weeks, we enjoyed being able to provide it for them.

"We are looking at how and when we can reopen in some capacity as we move forwards together through this difficult time, but we have no fixed timeline in place at the moment."