Less than two years on from transforming the restaurant scene in Belfast, Slim’s Healthy Kitchen is set to open its third outlet later this year in east Belfast.
The brand already has outlets on Belfast’s Lisburn Road and at Victoria Square Shopping Centre with construction work underway at premises on Belmont Road.
The restaurant is set to open its doors in August following an investment of £200k at the 1800 sq. ft. unit, employing 35 full and part-time staff, bringing total staff numbers for the locally owned business to 85.
Established in June 2013 by 31 year-old Gary McIldowney, Slim’s Healthy Kitchen aims to offer feel-good convenience food without the guilt. Their no-nonsense approach to healthy food has won over a legion of fans for its juices, super foods and salads alongside homemade burgers, roast chicken and Thai curry signature dishes with a tasty healthy twist.
Gary said, “I have been looking a suitable locations in east Belfast for a while as it’s a thriving part of the city with a varied and dynamic food offering. I believe Slim’s will compliment the existing cafes and restaurants offering providing a healthier option to dining out.
Gary lost almost half his body weight through healthy eating and regular exercise. Once weighing in at 24 stone he changed his eating habits understanding the dynamics of proteins, vitamins and good fats and that’s how the Slim’s concept was formed.
The Health Survey of Northern Ireland released in November 2014 stated that 6 in 10 adults and a quarter of children are overweight and obese in Northern Ireland.
“The majority of people will hit the gym as their first priority without realising that the single most important factor in creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself is getting your nutrition in check. Slim’s Healthy Kitchen aims to make this first step a whole lot easier and less daunting”, said Gary.