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90 New Jobs with Healthy Food Retailer Chopped

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90 New Jobs with Healthy Food Retailer Chopped

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 

90 New Jobs with Healthy Food Retailer Chopped

90 jobs are to be created in Dublin as part of the expansion of health-focused fast food retailer Chopped.

The food company is rolling out a franchise programme which will six outlets open in the coming months. This is in addition to the three wholly-owned premises it already operates, as well as a concession store in Stephen's Green in Dublin city centre. The four outlets currently employ 69 people.

Chopped was founded in 2012, and focuses on healthy and quick meals and drinks. "The speed at which Chopped has grown though has been phenomenal. We knew Ireland wanted a healthier option and the fact that so many people approached us looking to franchise Chopped's really confirmed this," commented the company's co-founder and managing director Brian Lee.

"Franchising is the best way to maintain the growth of Chopped and it's a fantastic endorsement of the Chopped product that we have six franchises on board already," he added.

Details of job opportunities with Chopped are available here.


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