Derbion adds Villa Express to the menu

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Published on 01/06/2023 by Derbion

Derbion has announced rising Mediterranean food brand, Villa Express, as the latest name to join the centre’s vibrant and wide-ranging food offering this summer.

Villa Express, an eatery that serves modernized traditional Mediterranean recipes, is opening its first physical location in the UK at Derbion, with the new space set to open within the shopping destination’s Food Terrace on Level 2 in July.

Located next to German Doner Kebab and Burger & Sauce, Villa Express will bring its reinvented and freshly prepared Mediterranean menu to Derbion, offering shoppers the chance to discover a variety of healthy and delicious meals during their visit.

The menu will feature an array of innovative and mouth-watering Mediterranean-inspired choices such as signature shawarmas, ROXBOX, sandwiches, customised meals and Greek fusion dishes, as well as a selection of sides and drinks. A wide variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options are also available, so there’s something for everybody to enjoy.

Villa Express, founded in 2013, originates in Canada and the all-new location at Derbion will be brand’s first location in the UK, with three more eateries planned to open across the Midlands over the coming months.

Derbion has recently invested over £3.6m into its dining offer including £2 million into the refurbishment of its Food Terrace. The refurbishment has introduced a fresh new look, additional seating and a raft of new brands – including Popeyes®, Burger & Sauce, Mexican street-food brand Tortilla, with Villa Express set to arrive over the coming weeks. 

Beth McDonald, Managing Director of Derbion, said: “We’re delighted to announce that Villa Express will be joining our expanding dining offer and are excited to be able to offer shoppers the chance to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean - a brand-new cuisine choice within the centre.

The growth of our food brands and the recent investment into our Food Terrace demonstrates our ongoing commitment to offer a wide range of dining experiences for our visitors to enjoy, and we’re confident that Villa Express will be a popular choice once it opens this summer.

Avi Virk, Managing Director of Villa Express, commented: “We’re thrilled to be opening our first UK location at Derbion, and are really looking forward to sharing our delicious Mediterranean menu with Derby’s foodies.

Shoppers can expect some fantastic launch offers to celebrate our grand opening, which will include free lunch and an entire month of exclusive promotions. We look forward to sharing further news on our official opening date and the celebrations in store soon, and we can’t wait to introduce our brand to the people of Derby.

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