Chopstix Group, which owns and operates premium QSR brands Chopstix and Yangtze, announces the appointment of Jon Lake to the role of Managing Director with immediate effect.
Highly respected within the hospitality sector for over 25 years, Lake brings a wealth of experience to the business. Lake has held a number of key roles within multinational organisations including Fine Food Capital where he was Development Director and Deloitte where he was Director of M&A specialising in the licensed retail sector. Prior to that, Lake held senior management posts with both Punch and Whitbread.
Lake will work closely with Chopstix Group founders, Sam Elia and Menashe Sadik, who in the past two years, have tripled Chopstix’s market presence to 75 units, and with the acquisition of Yangtze last year, now have a combined outlet count of 84 stores.
Commenting on Lake’s appointment, Elia and Sadik note;
“We are delighted to have attracted Jon to the business, as he brings with him a first-class reputation for achieving success. We have extremely ambitious growth plans both in the UK and overseas but appreciate there will be challenges along the way so are pleased to have Jon at the helm, as we move forward.”
Jon Lake adds;
“Chopstix Group is undoubtedly becoming a real force within the sector, operating premium brands which offer huge potential both nationally and internationally and I am delighted to join the team. We will continue to drive the expansion of both our corporate and franchise business whilst establishing further infrastructure to support this growth.”