Choppaluna set to launch in Glasgow and Edinburgh


Hero Brands, the operator which owns Glasgow-based German Donar Kebab, is set to launch its salad bar restaurant Choppaluna in Glasgow and Edinburgh following on from its London opening in October last year.

Choppaluna is a fast-casual dining brand that was founded by Nikras Agha and Bijan Azadfard and is part of the Hero Brands family.  The environmentally-focused business services health-conscious consumers and provides a range of salads and favoured toppings delivered in Chopped Bowls and Big-Rolls.

Hero Brands CEO Athif Sarwar said: “Hero Brands is responding to emerging consumer trends and focused on growing the brands of the future.

“Choppaluna responds to this trend and we worked very closely with Nikras and Bijan to develop the brand and a proposition that truly disrupts the healthy eating space. Expanding across the UK is a huge achievement for them both and we will give them unrivalled industry expertise as they forge ahead with their growth ambitions.”

The Glasgow store is set to open In the second quarter of next year followed by Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford, Birmingham and Cambridge.

Agha said: “We are excited to be forging ahead with our growth plans to bring our super-delicious, healthy dining experience of guilt-free indulgence across the UK.

“It is particularly pleasing to forge ahead with plans to open seven new restaurants across the UK so quickly after the launch of our first restaurant in London Bloomsbury in October 2020, and in my hometown of Berlin last year – it’s a huge achievement for our team.

“The opportunity is truly resonating with our franchise partners within the Hero Brands group and we will work with them to explore opportunities for further expansion throughout the UK.”

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