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Young food lover becomes new face of Pizza Express Bromley

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 December 2018

Bromley’s second PizzaExpress restaurant is now officially open to the public, all thanks to a little help from local youngster, Joshua Ruddick. Picture: John Deehan

Bromley’s second PizzaExpress restaurant is now officially open to the public, all thanks to a little help from local youngster, Joshua Ruddick. Picture: John Deehan

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Bromley’s second PizzaExpress restaurant is now officially open to the public, all thanks to a little help from local youngster, Joshua Ruddick.

Joshua, 5, was invited to cut the ribbon of the new restaurant in St Mark’s Square after his strawberry, marshmallow and hot chocolate pizza was crowned winner of the brand’s design a pizza competition, launched earlier this month in search of a creative young food lover.

Besim Shurdhani, restaurant manager at PizzaExpress Bromley said: “We were so excited to officially welcome the kids into the new restaurant as our first ever customers.

“The opening morning was a huge success, Joshua did a great job officially cutting the ribbon and the team here can’t wait to see what the future holds!

“We’d like to thank everyone who came along to celebrate with us, including Joshua and his classmates for what was truly a memorable day.”

In addition to being the new face of the new branch, Joshua and 25 of his classmates also took part in a pizza making workshop complete with hats, aprons and plenty of dough throwing, all part of the opening day celebrations.

Ed Ruddick, Joshua’s father, said: “When I got the call asking if Josh would like to cut the ribbon of the new restaurant we were absolutely thrilled for him.

“It was clear he and his classmates had such a wonderful time doing the workshop and by the look of the pizzas he might cooking a meal for us one night this week!”

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