Planned restaurant and fitness suite in Aberdeen to offer clean-eating fast food

The firecracker chicken meal
The firecracker chicken meal

A new venture which is half restaurant and half fitness suite is poised to open.

Specialising in clean-eating fast food, Fat Dad’s Kitchen aims to launch on Palmerston Road in Aberdeen in December.

And 50% of the premises will be a studio space for personal trainers to use.

Owner Gavin Jefferson, 27, said: “It’s for people who want to make a change and get rid of eating rubbish.

“Everyone’s trying to eat more healthily and eat well.

“The menu will all be properly researched making sure there are no unhealthy additives.

The toast mountain breakfast at Fat Dad’s Kitchen
The toast mountain breakfast at Fat Dad’s Kitchen

“It’s something different, something that’s beneficial.”

The menu will be designed with the help of nutritional scientists from Robert Gordon University and include the likes of protein pizzas, shakes, protein brownies and hangover detox breakfasts on Sundays.

A total of four research placements will be offered at the restaurant, while there would also be three full-time and three part-time staff.

It also targets people who want to eat well but don’t have the time to prepare healthy meals every day, so there will also be the option to have the food delivered straight to their door.

Gavin and co-owner Liston Pacitti, 27, are waiting for architects to finish drawing up the designs and for minor planning consent from Aberdeen City Council.

If approved, personal trainers would be able to run private sessions in the other part of the venue.

The owners currently run e-cigarette shop Vape Scotland on Union Street.

Due to changes in legislation the pair were concerned their business may come under pressure so decided to try a new venture and open up the independent eatery.

Gavin claims the clean-eating fast-food joint would be the first of its kind in Scotland and believes there is a gap in the market for one to be opened.

Gavin added: “We will want to branch out to other areas, but just make sure we don’t bite off more than we can chew.”