Sodexo has opened a new fit food and juice bar, Crussh, at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK.

This opening complements an agreement signed in May by Sodexo to extend its catering contract with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

The new restaurant marks the first location for the juice bar chain within a hospital and outside of London.

Crussh will offer a range of menu items such as pressed fruit and vegetable juices, real fruit smoothies, breakfast bagels, hot lunch, sourdough toasties and salads, along with organic and Fairtrade coffee at the new location.

Sodexo UK & Ireland Healthcare CEO Stuart Winters said: “Our ambition for the future with Birmingham Children’s Hospital was to have a clear emphasis on healthy food, and we will be able to achieve this through the introduction of leading brand and innovator, Crussh.

“Their food and drink offer meets CQUIN guidelines and is a clear demonstration of our commitment to providing healthy, nutritious food.

“Food plays such a key part in the healing process so it is fantastic that we can bring the wealth of knowledge in healthy eating and nutrition through Crussh to the benefit of all the children, young people, their families and staff across Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Parkview Clinic.”

Last week, Sodexo announced that it is in final talks to acquire a strategic minority stake in Indian fintech company Zeta through the former’s Benefits & Rewards Services (BRS) division.