There’s been a whole raft of London restaurants choosing Manchester as the city for their first base outside the capital recently. GAIL’s bakery has moved to the region with a vengeance, then there’s Gordon Ramsay’s Lucky Cat to name a couple.

Now Vietnamese street food restaurant, HOP Vietnamese are thrilled to announce the launch of their first branch outside of London this summer, promising to bring the flavours, high energy and spirit of Vietnam to Manchester.

Located at the Trafford Centre’s Orient food court, guests can expect to feel energised and uplifted as soon as they step foot into the space as each HOP restaurant is a gloriously unique riot of colour, texture and design.

HOP claim that it only takes three minutes from guests from placing their orders through digital ordering kiosks, to walking out of the door with their food. HOP pride themselves on fantastic service whilst delivering fresh made-to-order, fully customised dishes inspired by Vietnamese street food vendors.

HOP’s forward-thinking digital approach and commitment to innovation creates a truly next-level guest experience as well as super-fast ordering operation.

Founded in 2015 by Paul Hopper, HOP Vietnamese has been bringing the fresh, vibrant street food of Vietnam to time-poor London professionals. The HOP concept is inspired by the incredible street food vendors of Vietnam. To call Vietnamese street eating ‘fast food’ is an injustice, nothing like the fast food we’re all familiar with. High-quality, super fresh ingredients with the only common denominator being speed. Every ticket that comes into the kitchen is made to order from fresh ingredients and always to guests’ specifications.

Paul says: “Being a Northerner myself I have always dreamt of taking HOP up north one day – so when an opportunity came up in Manchester’s Trafford Centre it was hard to say no.

“I’ve believed for some time that HOP’s offering is perfectly suited to the needs of busy shoppers looking for a more exciting alternative to the regular fast-food offerings you typically find in shopping centre food courts. As one of the UK’s busiest shopping centres – Trafford Centre is the perfect place for us to demonstrate our appeal to this new audience.”

Simon Layton, Centre Director at Trafford Centre, adds: “We’re delighted to welcome HOP to Trafford Centre, particularly as this is the brand’s first opening outside of London. HOP will make an excellent addition to our ever-evolving dining offer and we’re confident visitors are going to love it!”

The new opening follows the launch of HOP’s third restaurant in London (with their Bond Street site opening last month) and comes as the Vietnamese chain adds further options to their expanding menu. This includes the addition of bubble teas, soft serve ice cream, iced Viet Coffees, homemade lemonades, both available in different flavours. The new offering also includes a children’s range and a selection of beers and cocktails.

HOP is also running a pre-opening giveaway for shoppers and in-centre staff, where they will have the chance to win a Vietnamese street-food feast for them and up to 20 friends, by scanning a QR code on the restaurants pre-opening hoarding and completing a sign up form to enter. There will be 50 prizes up for grabs and you can find all further information HERE.

HOP will be opening 7 days a week, from 10:30AM right through to 10:00 PM and Trafford Centre restaurant will be located in Kiosk Unit 2, Lower Level, The Orient at the Trafford Centre.

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