Brian Lee, cofounder and chief executive of Freshly Chopped, which is planning to create 150 jobs in 10 new stores before Christmas.

Food chain Freshly Chopped is set to create 150 jobs as it plans 10 new store openings before Christmas. The jobs will be in Ireland, Britain and Cy(...)

From left: Gavin Annon, head of sales and marketing and Mount Charles founder and chairman, Trevor Annon with Brian Lee, co-founder and chief executive  of Freshly Chopped in Donegall Square West, where the company will open a store in August.

Dublin-headquartered healthy fast food retailer Freshly Chopped has signed a strategic partnership with food services firm Mount Charles that will see(...)

Brian Lee: “Our ultimate dream is to be as big as McDonalds, with a Freshly Chopped on every street corner across the globe”

Freshly Chopped, the rapidly expanding Dublin-headquartered healthy food retailer, has signed a six-figure franchise deal to open new stores in Cyprus(...)

Freshly Chopped cofounder and managing director Brian Lee: “2015 was a real growth year for Chopped. We doubled our turnover to €2 million and recorded a healthy profit.”

Freshly Chopped, the rapidly-expanding Dublin-based food retailer, reported a sharp rise in profits last year. Newly-filed abridged accounts for the (...)

Brian Lee: “I would love to see Freshly Chopped as ubiquitous as McDonald’s.” Photograph: Richie Stokes

Thirty-year-old Brian Lee has a passion for business that can be traced back to setting up his own gardening company at the age of 11. His entrepreneu(...)

Kevin McLoughlin with Ian Murphy, director of  Growth & Scaling Invest NI, Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, Anne Heraty and programme director Sean Duffy. Photograph: Maxwellphotography.ie

The shortlist for the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards has been announced, with 24 companies selected to compete across three categories. The(...)