Wokit, the healthy Asian fast food concept, is to open a third site in London, as it explores further growth opportunities in the capital.
The company, which was founded by Richard Martin three years ago, is set to open its latest site on the former Temples unit in Fleet Street later this summer.
At the same time, it has recruited Hitesh Gulati, former chief operating officer at Black Sheep Coffee, as its operations director to oversee the day-to-day running of the business and its expansion.
Martin, a former analyst for Pall Mall Partners and researcher for Brooks Newmark MP, launched the concept in Borough Market.
A further site has since opened at 56-57 Cornhill in the City.
Martin told MCA last year: “I’d like it to be a large enough business so I have enough purchasing power to buy sustainable packaging products, and weigh in enough on the market to stop over production of food and waste to create a more sustainable environment. I think you can only affect the market when you can control how much you’re buying, and big enough to control the suppliers. There’s so much waste and so many practices that are unsustainable in the industry. That’s the end goal. It might sound quite hippy, but it’s a great passion of mine.”