Chopstix debuts in Reading

Reading is enjoying an authentic taste of the Orient now that CHOPSTIX, the UK’s fast-growing food brand, has officially opened at 80 Broad Street in the town.

Having created 10 new full and part time jobs, Chopstix is already proving a hit  with the local community. The fast growing restaurant chain offers a selection of freshly cooked chicken and vegetarian dishes served with a choice of over ten popular toppings and accompanied by either noodles or rice. Whilst customers can opt to take their food away, many in Reading are preferring to enjoy their meal within Chopstix’s attractive 40-cover restaurant.

Jon Lake, managing director of Chopstix notes; “As we continue to increase our profile within bustling town centres, we are delighted to have opened our doors in Reading, especially since our tasty, value for money menu, which offers a faster, fresher and healthier alternative, is already being extremely well received by the local community.”

Chopstix now has almost 80 stores across the UK and Ireland and the opening in Reading marks the continued expansion of the fast-growing brand, which has seen its outlet count treble in the past two years.

Chopstix debuts in Coventry

Coventry is set for an authentic taste of the Orient, when CHOPSTIX, the UK’s fast-growing food brand, officially opens at the West Orchards Shopping Centre today (Monday 12 March 2018)

Creating 10 new full and part time jobs, Chopstix will offer visitors to the popular centre a selection of freshly cooked chicken and vegetarian dishes served with a choice of over ten popular toppings and accompanied by either noodles or rice. Shoppers will then have the option to take away or enjoy their meal within Chopstix’s 40-cover seating area.

West Orchards Centre Manager Andy Talbot comments; “We are always excited to welcome a new retailer to the centre and Chopstix is a fantastic addition to our newly opened Canteen. The offer complements the existing selection very well but also adds a taste of different culture, which is becoming more and more popular in Coventry. Needless to say, we are very much looking forward to working with Chopstix in the upcoming months to make the opening their best one yet.”

Jon Lake, managing director of Chopstix notes; “We are pleased to be opening our doors within West Orchards as it fits perfectly with our strategy to grow the visibility of Chopstix by increasing our profile within the country’s most popular shopping and retail hubs.We look forward to offering busy Coventry shoppers something new and exciting in Canteen with our value for money and tasty dishes offering a faster, fresher and healthier alternative.”

Chopstix now has almost 80 stores across the UK and Ireland with over 25 outlets located within high footfall shopping centres. The opening in Coventry marks the continued expansion of the fast-growing brand, which has seen its outlet count treble in the past two years

Chopstix Group appoints Jon Lake as MD

Chopstix Group, which owns and operates premium QSR brands Chopstix and Yangtze, announces the appointment of Jon Lake to the role of Managing Director with immediate effect.

 

Highly respected within the hospitality sector for over 25 years, Lake brings a wealth of experience to the business. Lake has held a number of key roles within multinational organisations including Fine Food Capital where he was Development Director and Deloitte where he was Director of M&A specialising in the licensed retail sector. Prior to that, Lake held senior management posts with both Punch and Whitbread.

Lake will work closely with Chopstix Group founders, Sam Elia and Menashe Sadik, who in the past two years, have tripled Chopstix’s market presence to 75 units, and with the acquisition of Yangtze last year, now have a combined outlet count of 84 stores.  

Commenting on Lake’s appointment, Elia and Sadik note;

 

“We are delighted to have attracted Jon to the business, as he brings with him a first-class reputation for achieving success. We have extremely ambitious growth plans both in the UK and overseas but appreciate there will be challenges along the way so are pleased to have Jon at the helm, as we move forward.”

 

Jon Lake adds;

“Chopstix Group is undoubtedly becoming a real force within the sector, operating premium brands which offer huge potential both nationally and internationally and I am delighted to join the team. We will continue to drive the expansion of both our corporate and franchise business whilst establishing further infrastructure to support this growth.”