Sweet taste of success for Alowishus

Alowishus sweet taste of success
The triumphant team at Alowishus Delicious in Bundaberg after being named Countrywide Cafe of the Year for the second year in a row.

Alowishus Delicious is enjoying the sweet taste of success after retaining their title as Countrywide Cafe of the Year.

The CBD cafe takes home a prize of $25,000, of which $5000 will be donated to each of Angels Community Group in Bundaberg and The Food Basket in Maryborough.

Owner Tracey McPhee and staff were ecstatic.

“Still pinching ourselves that we have now won Countrywide Cafe of the Year two years in a row,” they said on Facebook.

“That's for all of Australia! Feeling all the love from our incredible customers and friends who voted Alowishus Delicious again locally and this wouldn’t have happened without those votes from each one of you.

“We are so over the moon.”

Asked about tasting sweet success twice in a row and what her goal was for next year, Tracey said she's aiming to make it a hat-trick.

“We love the challenge; we’ll be back for a third attempt,” she said.

“There is no doubt any success our businesses enjoy is based on great staff and a great customer base.

“Quite simply we could not have won this award without that support from our loyal customers who voted in the competition.

“Our staff selection process identifies people who are a good fit with our team and importantly, who are a great fit with our customers.

“You need coffee machines and you need fridges but it is so important to have a great team and that is what we have here at Alowishus.”

The team at Alowishus Delicious have won the Countrywide Cafe of the Year Competition for the second year in a row.

Across the two cafes in Bundaberg and Maryborough, the business employs about 45 people with upwards of 35 working in Bundaberg.

“We don’t always get it right but we do strive for consistency in product and service delivery,” Tracey said.

“I believe we have built trust in the community and our continued involvement in the community does resonate with our customers.

“There were many people in the shop today when the win was announced and you could tell people were genuinely thrilled for us.”

Sweet taste of success for Alowishus Delicious, announced as Countrywide Cafe of the Year on social media
How Alowishus Delicious was announced as Countrywide Cafe of the Year on social media. Image: Facebook