SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…read more
Family-owned Perth venue reboots with new concept during COVID-19
Family-owned venue, Leapfrogs, situated in the beautiful Wanneroo Botanical Gardens in Perth’s Northern suburbs, has launched a new concept and new take-away menu amid pandemic restrictions. A unique, drive-in themed, ‘carpark kitchen,’ has been constructed using almost 200 pallets donated by Pallet Pals in Maddington to help reboot the venue so they can deliver food and beverage to the community.
Leapfrogs closed on 23rd March when additional government restrictions required seated venues to shut-up-shop and permitted take away only.
On 26th March, the restaurant held a free drive-thru to help those in the local community struggling in light of the economic impact of COVID-19, giving away almost 200 meals.
Leapfrogs Owner, Paul Woodcock notes “with everything going on, it was great to give back to our local community and we were blown away by how many people responded. Who knew one of our venue’s best assets was the carpark and the ad-hoc drive-thru worked really well.”
Leapfrogs has since launched their new concept – Drive-In | Take-Away – which will be available from 8 am to 8 pm Friday through Sunday.
Leapfrogs Business Development Manager, Eli Barlow advises “we’re changing with these crazy times and recognise that some of our family and friends would like to enjoy Leapfrogs from home... in their car... or while walking with a socially distant companion. We have just added online ordering to our website! In addition to quality coffee, yum brekkies, wood-fired pizzas, and cracking burgers... pick up a bottle of wine or grab some beers too.”
Pallet Pals Manager, Sheryl Giles adds “we are all in this together and that means helping one another when we can. We are thrilled to be helping Leapfrogs re-boot and excited to come and experience what they put together.”
The venue’s night canopy will be made up of more than 600 lineal metres of fairy lights and almost a kilometre of lights illuminate the timber façade, entry (In) and exit (Out).
The Western Australia Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor, in lieu of the current crisis, has granted the venue a temporary liquor license enabling them to sell a limited number of take away alcoholic beverages from 12pm.
Restaurant Owner, Mark Gill highlights “the safety of our guests and our team is our highest priority; we’ve followed advice from the Australian Government, the Department of Health and World Health Organisation to ensure our venue continues to be hygienic and safe. Our intention is to provide fantastic quality, take-away food without guests even needing to get out of their car."
For more information go to https://www.theleapfrogs.com.au/
Images top: Artist Impression of Leapfrogs timber facade; Owners Mark Gill and Paul Woodcock; F & B; and above Drive-In | Take-Away. All images supplied by Leapfrogs
28th April 2020 - Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific franchises innovate during COVID-19
17th April 2020 - Tourism thought leaders consider the impact of COVID-19
17th April 2020 - WTTC commends global tourism industry for helping during COVID-19
14th December 2017 - Wanneroo’s Limelight Theatre gets funding boost
23rd November 2017 - City of Wanneroo - Facilities, Program and Membership Management System(s)
6th September 2015 - Wanneroo City Council looks to develop ocean pool at Quinns Beach
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Intelligenz provides Leisure Management Software for managing all your Program Registrations, Facility Bookings, Membership Sales and POS Transactions; including detailed Reporting, automated…read more
Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…read more
AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…read more
With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…read more
Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…read more
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
TicketSearch is focused on providing businesses, organisations, and venues with affordable, efficient, and powerful self-managed ticketing solutions. The organisation has offices in Australia, New…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!