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Sunday 21 January 2018

Food chain Chopped opens yet another store, creates 20 jobs

Brian Lee
Brian Lee
Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

Healthy fast food chain Chopped has opened a new outlet in Rathmines in Dublin 6, creating 20 new jobs. The new outlet will be followed up by new stores in Tallaght and Sandyford.

The Rathmines store is the latest in an aggressive rollout strategy that has seen the firm open in Mulhuddart and Grafton Street.

The company aims to employ 320 by the end of 2016.

Chopped co-founder Brian Lee expressed his delight at the opening of the new store.

"It’s a great location in the heart of Rathmines and will serve as yet another proof point of the demand for healthy food in Ireland. This new Chopped will serve everyone in Rathmines, from people commuting to work, to soldiers in the nearby army barracks to students in the neighbouring school," he said.

Over the last year Chopped has been named Ireland's "Best Emerging Franchise" at the Irish Franchise Awards in April.

Mr Lee also hopes that the new store will provide a healthy alternative for nearby schools.

“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 be so close to St. Mary’s secondary school.

"Chopped Rathmines will provide the students with healthy fast food that’s not a dodgy chicken roll! Eating well is vital for young people and we’re confident our healthy options will go down very well with local students and their parents.”

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