Qoot Co. are delighted to announce that they have appointed former Wagamama Marketing Director Andre Johnstone as Operating Partner for their newly established delivery kitchen business in London.
Andre will assume full responsibility for Qoot Kitchen to pioneer the growth of the business unit through brands within the Qoot portfolio such as plant-based brand by CHLOE. and vegan pizza concept Vegan Dough Co. Most recently in his role as business development director Andre oversaw the development of delivery at Wagamama into a channel that was achieving up to £1m of sales a week.
Andre said “I am excited to be able to work with the team at Qoot and their amazing brands. I see a lot of opportunity in the delivery space and it is great to work with the like-minded and forward thinking team at Qoot who share my passion for this area.”
As reported by Propel last month, Qoot Co. have pivoted the business towards delivery during the coronavirus crisis creating Qoot Kitchen to pioneer the expansion of new and existing restaurant brands within the Qoot portfolio. These include The Lebanese Bakery, which has launched in Wandsworth and Belgravia; by CHLOE. in Wandsworth and Islington with a soon to launch Crouch End kitchen; and Vegan Dough Co, which has recently launched in the London capital at its Wandsworth kitchen location. The business has plans to continue this expansion through new kitchens as well as introducing brands to the capital from within their international portfolio, including Kuwait chef Ahmed Al Bader’s hot sandwich concept 77 Josper Bar.
Scot Turner, Vice-president of Operations for Qoot Co. said, “we are truly excited to welcome Andre to the Qoot family as we start our journey in the delivery kitchen market, Andre’s experience will be invaluable as we look to expand the footprint of our current brands across the capital as well as introducing others within our group portfolio from overseas.”