Drumhellians will soon have a healthy new dining option.
The Bosch family, who already operate Centre Street Insurance in town, are going to open a Chopped Leaf franchise at the corner of Highways 9 and 10 in the old Beef Club building.
"It's a superb location: as soon as it came up we knew we had to get on it and get moving forward because it is a prime location," remarked Nathan Bosch, who also owns Chopped Leaf franchises in Airdrie and southeast Calgary. "It's going to be one of Chopped Leaf's biggest restaurants in terms of square footage."
"We hope to start the demolition process in the next week or two. It's still a little early to say exactly when we're going to be opening, but it will probably take about eight weeks to get everything wrapped up and open the doors," he outlined.
Chopped Leaf features chef designed salads, soups and wraps, along with other healthy but tasty options. The franchise started in Kelowna, BC in 2008 and now has almost 65 restaurants from BC to Ontario.
The Drumheller opening couldn't come at a better time as it closely follows the closure of the Co-op food store and the subsequent loss of around 30 jobs.
"We wanted to reach out to those people first because they have some skills that could transfer over to what we have," stated Bosch. "We're starting to see applications right away: we're going to have a sign on the building with an email address that resumes can be sent to right away."
He thinks they'll be hiring between 12 and 15 staff to start and go from there.
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