Chinese restaurant chain Chop Chop, which achieved instant fame on Gordon Ramsay’s F-Word, is using crowd funding to open its latest venture in Glasgow. Owners Roy King and Jian Wang plan to open In December and are inviting people to invest in the new Mitchell Street restaurant. This is despite closing one of their Edinburgh outlets, which has now been taken over by Tom Kitchin. Chop Chop still have a Morrison Street restaurant in Edinburgh and say they are planning four or five more places including Glasgow.
All its investors will receive vouchers to spend at Chop Chop along with extra discounts for larger investors. The public can easily invest as little as £100 on Angels Den (www.angelsden.com/project-view/chop-chop/). The money raised will go towards the new restaurant in Mitchell Street, Glasgow, which will total £430,000 in construction and pre-opening costs. Any surplus funds raised will be applied to the opening of their second site.