Chopstix opens first Haven site with record week of sales

The UK’s leading Asian QSR brand, Chopstix Noodle Bar has opened its first location in partnership with holiday park Haven this month, with the site on track to be the highest turnover store in Scotland.

The opening at Haven’s Craig Tara park in Ayrshire, Scotland, which marks the first foray into holiday parks for Chopstix, has launched to a record opening week of sales with the pan-Asian brand bringing its freshly cooked nourishing noodles, tasty toppings, and sizzling sides to holiday park guests this month.

The Craig Tara site looks set to be the highest performing Chopstix location in Scotland, prompting both Chopstix and Haven to explore additional location roll outs in the future.

The initial sales figures at Craig Tara have been celebrated by both Chopstix and Haven’s senior leadership teams.

Jon Lake, Managing Director, Chopstix, remarked, “This is a landmark event for Chopstix. We’re delighted to be growing our estate footprint with Haven holiday parks, the opening week of sales at the Craig Tara park indicates there is a real appetite for our dishes among Haven guests and points to a long, fruitful partnership between our two businesses.”

Cain Savazzi, Food & Beverage Director for Haven, said, “We are constantly looking at ways to improve our guest food and beverage experience.

'Introduce new dining experiences, feedback from guests at the Craig Tara park has been highly positive, and points to how successful the Chopstix partnership could be in broadening our offering. It’s safe to say Chopstix’s pan-Asian noodles are a hit with our visitors.”

Under the agreement, Haven will oversee the full management of the sites, but it will be a collaborative process with all employees undergoing a full Chopstix induction, so that they can truly embed themself in the ethos of the brand.

The opening follows news earlier this year that Chopstix had appointed Aaron Moore-Saxton as the company’s first ever Franchise Director, to support its continued growth plans in the franchise space.

In 2022, Chopstix plans to open at least 12 new stores, through a mix of directly owned and operated stores (equity stores), and also in concert with partners, building on its successful and established franchise operation.

Established in Camden Market in 2002 by entrepreneurs Sam Elia and Menashe Sadik, Chopstix celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

The Chopstix group, comprises over 80 locations across the UK and Ireland through a mix of company owned and operated locations and franchise sites run through partnerships with the likes of Welcome Break and Applegreen.