Noodle bar offering 'healthy alternative to the modern diet’ set to open first Edinburgh outlet in prime location
An expanding Scottish noodle chain is set to open in the Capital in the coming months at a prime location in the West End of the city.
Dr Noodles started in St Andrews in 2010 and now has secured their sixth location which will take a spot on Shandwick Place next to Au Bar.
The noodle bar will offer a ‘healthy alternative to the modern diet’ and will serve hungry customers their choice of noodles which are stir fried with protein, vegetables and homemade sauces.
It will create approximately 25 jobs in Edinburgh, including two managers and at least eight chefs.
The simple restaurant and takeaway concept was one that owner Stuart Crichton picked up during his time working in London in the early 2000s.
He said: “I worked in London in 2004, I was a broker and when I went to lunch I would see beautiful noodle bars all the time.
“The concept was completely new to me, but you went, you were served in a few minutes and it had all the essentials of being friendly, warm and a good atmosphere.
“I fell in love with the noodle bar idea and wanted to do one myself.”
Stuart left his London job to return to Scotland to assist in running a family business and during that time he began to develop the Dr Noodles concept.
Alongside his right hand man and second in charge Adrian Watson, they have now opened several noodle bars across Scotland.
He added: “Our first shop was in St Andrews in 2010, we then grew to Dundee and ventured up to Aberdeen then came back down and opened in Perth, Stirling and now we feel experienced enough to open up to the wonderful people of Edinburgh.”
While there is no firm date in place for its opening, the vivid signs are up and Dr Noodles are calling for people to apply to work for them.
The noodle bar is expected to open before the end of January.
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