Former Eat director Esther Arnanz has joined Choppaluna as director of operations.

Arnanz previosly served as operations director, and head of retail operations at Eat.

She was also operations director at Conmptoir group, and head of ops at Pret.

Choppaluna is a salad-focused fast casual concept brought to the UK under master franchise by German Doner Kebab owner Hero Brands.

The name is an anglicised version of German concept Salaid.

It currently has one store in Bloomsbury and plans to expand via franchising.