Humpit Hummus Franchise UK. A Yorkshire based hummus and pita bar is opening in Huddersfield town centre next month.
Humpit Hummus already has six outlets across Leeds, York, Sheffield, Newcastle and Edinburgh with another planned for Manchester later this year.
But the store on Queen Street, opposite the University of Huddersfield , will be the vegan chain’s first foray into Kirklees when it opens on Monday May 13.
Co-founder Jonathan Phillips said Huddersfield was the perfect location for their next store.
“We realised our food was in huge demand with students,” he explained.
“Huddersfield is hugely populated with students and also we know there is a demand for interesting vegan places to eat. Logistically we’re close to Leeds which is where we’re based.”
It is a 100% vegan menu, with hummus, falafel, pita and salad all made fresh on site.
Jonathan founded the business with his dad, Simon Phillips, in 2014.
“We used to travel to the middle east a lot and the main reason was the food,” recalled Jonathan.
“We kept going to these great little hummus and falafel and pita bars and thought there was a gap in the market for it back home.”
The company took off quickly from their first bar at Leeds Corn Exchange and they were presented with the Virgin start-up street food business award by Richard Branson just a year later.
The father and son team have now grown Humpit Hummus into the largest vegan chain in the UK and the Huddersfield outlet will be their first franchise restaurant.
Jonathan added: “We have teamed up with a local family who have taken it on as our first franchise.
“We are keeping it family run but growing the business.”
The building on Queen Street is quite run down at the moment and there is significant refurbishment work to be completed in the coming weeks.
The eat in or take out restaurant will be kitted out with plenty of seats and a food bar.
By Ben Abbiss
Source: Examiner Live