Out 'N Back was founded in 1996 by Colleen Anello.
Originally called Out N Back Cafe & Catering, at 1061 Wonderland Rd. S. London. Out 'N Back operated at this location for 17 years, serving sit down Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. As well as catering for families & offices, and cooking for the freezer section. Out 'N Back has serviced hundreds of families with my frozen entrees and has helped seniors and veterans find independence in their golden years
"I've loved every minute of my journey" ~ Colleen Anello
"In the Beginning I was Out and Now I'm Back."
Moving & Downsizing
The lease was up and Colleen knew she didn't want to retire. She closed the Café part in early July of 2012, and kept catering and making frozen entrees for the freezer section. In February of 2013 the store opened at 746 Wharncliffe Rd. S.
Colleen was asked once "what are your plans for the future?"
she said "I signed my lease for another 3 years" But I'll let you know how my body feels then. Well, going into the 10th year at the new location the business was still growing.
The Next Chapter
After making it through covid lockdowns, Out 'N Back continued to grow, carried solely by the freezer section. At the same time Colleen's health began to decline so she started the search for someone to carry the torch into the future.
In the fall of 2020 Lauren was hired and Colleen began to train her to be the new manager. In 2023 Lauren decided to take the plunge into business ownership saying "I'd be stupid to pass up this opportunity."
Due to issues with the property manager of the Wharncliffe location the business was forced to move to it's new home in Lambeth at 4330 Colonel Talbot rd. Officially opening under Lauren on January 20th, 2024.
Lauren and the Out 'N Back team are excited to continue to serve quality meals and creative catering to the city of London for years to come.