Freshly Chopped expands in Europe

Healthy fast food chain Freshly Chopped plans to open 120 new outlets across Europe over the next five years after it agreed a new partnership deal with Dutch company Fresh Food Fast Company (FFF) International Holding.

The deal will see the Freshly Chopped brand open new outlets in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

Freshly Chopped launched in Dublin in 2012 and now has over 60 stores across Ireland, the UK and Cyprus. The chain employs over 1,000 people.

Today's deal will see Fresh Food Fast Company own the Freshly Chopped master franchise until 2032.

The first location will open in February in Leiden with a further seven outlets planned to open in the Netherlands in 2022.

Both company and franchise restaurants will then open across Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden over the next five years.

Brian Lee, founder and CEO of Chopped, said that signing today's deal to bring the brand to six new countries is a great moment for the company and another important milestone on its global rollout.