Chop Chop: Lee And Chen Open Seventh Chopped Store

14 Jun 2016 | 09.45 am

Chop Chop: Lee And Chen Open Seventh Chopped Store

New outlet in Rathmines is creating 20 jobs

14 Jun 2016 | 09.45 am

Health food franchise Chopped continues its rapid expansion today with the opening of an outlet in Rathmines in Dublin, which will create 20 new jobs.

The outlet is located on the Lower Rathmines Road and has seating for over 20 people. It follows hot on the heels of Chopped store openings in Mulhuddart and Grafton Street.

Brian Lee (pictured), co-founder and managing director of Chopped, said that more eateries will be opening in Tallaght and Sandyford, as well as other locations. The expansion plan will bring the number of Chopped employees to 320 by the end of 2016.

Lee added: “We’ve seen parents across the country campaigning against fast food near schools and for better lunch options for students, so we’re delighted to open our new franchise so close to St. Mary’s secondary school.”

The rapid expansion of Chopped over the past year has seen the company named Ireland’s ‘Best Emerging Franchise’ at the Irish Franchise Awards in April, and Brian Lee named as a finalist in the ‘Best Emerging Entrepreneurs’ category at the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Mark Tracey, new franchisee of Chopped Rathmines, said: “Healthy eating is the future and Chopped is leading this revolution. Chopped provides healthy meal options and we’re looking forward to providing everyone who comes through our doors with the ultimate Chopped experience of high quality, healthy food.”

Chopped was founded in 2012 by Brian Lee and Andy Chen, with a focus on fresh and healthy salads, sandwiches and wraps. Rathmines is the seventh Chopped franchise to open in Dublin since the company was founded.

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