A CHARITY sandwich shop chain is to open its first outlet in Aberdeen.
Social Bite is to open its doors at 516 Union Street – formerly a Baguette Express outlet – next month.
The shop will offer food, training and jobs to homeless people in Aberdeen.
Josh Littlejohn, founder of the chain, said he is thrilled the new store will be opening in the Granite City.
He said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be opening in Aberdeen after many months of planning.
“The people of Edinburgh and Glasgow have really bought into what we call our social business model and we’ve had a lot of requests to expand into Aberdeen.
“Thanks to funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, our dream is now a reality and we’re already recruiting for the new shop.”
The store will initially employ five to six people and anyone interested is being encouraged to get in touch if they want to work at the shop.
People are also encouraged to nominate a homeless person who wants to turn their life around by gaining employment.
A grant of £175,000 was awarded to Social Bite from the People’s Postcode Lottery allowing for the opening of the Aberdeen shop.
Social Bite’s menus are created by Michelin star chef Mike Mathieson.
Head of charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, Clara Govier, said: “Josh and his team do an amazing job and I’m delighted that the people of Aberdeen will be able to experience Social Bite, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.”