Global healthy eating fast food chain, Freshii, is to create 100 jobs as it aims to open nine new stores in Northern Ireland.
The innovative food-to-go specialist held a launch event for its first Northern Ireland store in Donegall Square West, Belfast, on April 26, where CEO of Freshii Ireland Dave O’Donoghue revealed details of the brand’s NI ambitions.
Following the opening of the city centre “anchor store”, Mr O’Donoghue said the chain’s NI franchisee planned to open nine more stores in shopping centres and major towns in Northern Ireland, creating over 100 full and part-time jobs.
The next Freshii will open in Callender Street, a short distance from their Donegal Square West outlet.
NI will soon see a third store in The Quays Shopping Centre, Newry during the summer.
Freshii is one of the fastest-growing restaurant brands in the world, serving a healthy and customisable menu built around high-quality fresh ingredients.
It offers a diverse menu including breakfast, tossed salads, hot bowls, burritos, healthy wraps, soups, fresh pressed juices, smoothies and frozen yogurt, that energise people on the go, served in an eco-friendly environment.
Freshii meal choices are based on fibre-rich, slow-burning carbs, essential fats and lean proteins and features over 70 ingredients and homemade salad dressings made fresh daily.
It also caters for every dietary and taste-bud preference including paleo, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and wheat free.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Dave O’Donoghue said: “Freshii’s core mission is to help people live healthier and better lives by making nutritious food convenient and affordable and the reaction in Ireland has been phenomenal so far.
“We are really excited about growing the Freshii brand in Northern Ireland – we are investing and creating over 100 jobs while satisfying consumer demand for healthy food.”
Freshii’s first Irish outlet opened in Dublin’s CHQ Building, with stores following in the M1 Applegreen at Lusk, Enfield West Applegreen, Mespil Road – Dublin 4, Arnott’s Store – Dublin 1 and Trinity College Dublin.
Further Irish outlets are to open throughout 2017.