Leading food services company Aramark has announced an new partnership with Irish food company Chopped.
Aramark said that the five year deal will be "exclusive to Aramark within the food services sector with outlets across education, business and industry sites".
It added that, "The initial roll out phase will include five new locations with the potential to bring Chopped to locations across the international Aramark portfolio in the future".
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Brian Lee, co-founder and managing director of Chopped commented: "Chopped was born out of Ireland’s increasing awareness of the importance of healthy eating and this partnership with Aramark is a strong indication of our future growth plans. From the start we wanted to get Chopped to as many people as possible. On top of the four outlets we have at the moment we’re rolling out a highly anticipated franchising programme with plans for five more Chopped outlets to open across Dublin in early 2016. Working with Aramark, a world leader in food services, will help more people across Ireland to eat better and enjoy the Chopped experience. We’re looking forward to a successful roll out here in Ireland that we can build on to see Chopped go international though the Aramark portfolio."
Frank Gleeson, Region Managing Director, Aramark Northern Europe said: “We are delighted to announce this exclusive partnership with Irish healthy food company Chopped. We are always listening to what our customers are looking for and delivering an innovative experience while supporting an Irish supplier is key for all sectors from sports and entertainment to business and industry and healthcare. The addition of the Chopped brand to the Aramark portfolio strengthens our ability to deliver healthier eating choices served with theatre and flair.
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