Eat enters next phase of expansion programme

11 May 2016 by
Eat enters next phase of expansion programme

Sandwich chain Eat has entered the next phase of its expansion programme with the launch of its new concept store on Finsbury Pavement in London, which opened today (11 May).

The new look store, designed by Afroditi Krassa, the architect behind Heston's Perfectionist Café at Heathrow Terminal 2 and Dishoom, will feature an open kitchen and service area.

Stores in Ealing and Chichester are currently being built and are expected to open in the next six to eight weeks, taking the firm's portfolio to 120.

Later in the year, Eat will open its largest ever store with the 2,480 sq ft site in Liverpool Street Station, which has 122 million passengers passing through it each year.

The new openings will coincide with the launch of Eat's summer menu, which features an enhanced vegan offering and more gluten-free options including chipotle, chicken, avocado and Thai green and grain salads.

Sarah Doyle, brand director, said: All of Eat's food is made fresh by us each day and customers at the Finsbury Pavement store will be able to see this for themselves.

"Eat will be expanding beyond London over the next 12 months, and the new store format is a key feature of the roll-out. We are already well known for our healthy hot food, but we're seeing increasing demand for our fresh offering, with salads showing a 4% like-for-like growth in the year to April."

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