The Real Eating Company has taken a second Eat site, with a new opening in Canterbury’s Whitefriars scheme.

The Helena Hudson-led regional business has retained most of the original Eat team.

The six-strong healthy eating café concept last year took a second Chichester site, a former Eat site on 78 North street, and returned to Horsham, with a site in Swan Walk.

Last year Hudson told MCA more opportunities were arising for smaller independents.

She said: “We are seeing more PE backed chains rationalising and restructuring, which presents a very good opportunity for us – and I’d like to think we’ll pick up some more of those kind of sites.”