Wok&Go franchisee Saif Qahar has opened the brand’s 25th store in Saint George’s Street, creating 15 jobs.
Saif comes from a military background, having previously worked as a translator in places such as Kuwait, Afghanistan and the United States. The Wok&Go franchise in Canterbury is his first business.
Saif commented, “I wanted to go down the franchise route as I’ve not run my own business before and I was attracted to Wok&Go because it’s a unique concept. By opening a Wok&Go franchise I’ve had the full backing and support from head office in every aspect of setting up the store.
Canterbury seemed like the perfect location because there’s nothing like Wok&Go in the city centre. Here, customers can get food which is freshly prepared with fresh ingredients. They can customise their orders to their tastes and it’s a lot healthier than many of the other options in town.”
Saif’s plans for the store include converting upstairs to create additional seating for customers wanting to eat in, and has said that in future he would be keen to open more stores in Kent.
Wok&Go is a unique branded fusion chain blending the best of Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. All the dishes are prepared in an open-plan kitchen and made to order from fresh ingredients. Wok&Go was founded by Des Pheby in Chester in 2008. It has become one of the fastest growing Asian chains in the UK and one of the few with nationwide presence. Wok&Go is also present in Kuwait and the UAE.