Dunkin Donuts and Chopstix Noodle Bar set to open at former Pizza Hut in Sheffield

Two new takeaways are set to open on one of Sheffield's busiest roads.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 11:58 am

Plans have been submitted for signs for a Dunkin Donuts and a Chopstix Noodle Bar at the former Pizza Hut on Penistone Road.

Chopstix said it would open in summer and would be the city's second branch after one opened at Berkeley Precinct on Ecclesall Road recently.

A spokesman said: "Sheffield will look to bring a host of Pan-Asian flavours including Salt ‘N’ Pepper Chicken, as well as Chopstix favourites Chicken Katsu Curry and Caramel Drizzle Chicken.

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The development.
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"Chopstix is focused on delivering a faster, fresher, tastier alternative to the high street. Wok Master chefs deliver nourishing noodles, wholesome chicken, beautiful beef and perfect prawns with fresh vegetables and superb sauces to make Chopstix the go to guys for boxed fresh flavour."

There are no further details about Dunkin Donuts but it already has venues at Berkeley Precinct, Valley Centertainment and Devonshire Street.

The city's first Dunkin Donuts opened at Fox Valley, Stocksbridge, in 2018 but it closed during the lockdown in March 2020 and never reopened.

The Pizza Hut building, which closed last November, was recently advertised to let for £60,000 per year.

The famous chain, which launched in 1973, announced last September that its Penistone Road and High Street branches would close for good along with 27 others nationwide.

The chain said it was part of major restructuring with the expected loss of about 450 nationwide following the "significant disruption" of the pandemic and fears the market would not recover until well into 2021.

Penistone Road already has a McDonalds and KFC and councillors have also given permission for an Aldi and a Costa Coffee drive-thru and takeaway to open.

These will be on a new complex, opposite the entrance to the Kop at Sheffield Wednesday's ground, which will also include eight trade units for businesses, including a builders merchants, a vehicle repair garage and parking for 270 cars.

The new Aldi would be in addition to the one on Flora Street, which Aldi says is massively overtrading with customers often struggling to find parking.