A new business to the UK specialising in cream puffs has opened in central London and harbours ambitions to open 10 stores within three years.Chewy Junior, a 600sq ft outlet in Charing Cross, specialises in 18 variants of cream puff that sell for £1.90 for deluxe and £1.60 for the mini size. They are similar to choux, but crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Azril Azhar, UK master franchiser, opened in Villiers Street three months ago, after he bought the master franchise rights from the Singapore owner, which has nearly 25 outlets in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, South Korea and Qatar.Azhar said he hoped to have three or four London branches in the first year, although he has already had enquiries from further afield. “I am focusing on London, because that is where tourists are. We are still new and still teaching people what a cream puff is.” Azhar said he hoped to look outside London in his second year, with Liverpool and Manchester top of his list. “After year two, I would like to have about 10 stores.”He is looking at introducing a premium range, with hazelnut cream and more expensive ingredients, as well as a savoury range, and is also looking at working with wedding planners.
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Dec 2019 11:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link775Shares Advertisement Frank Lampard praises players’ heated half-time inquest as Chelsea squad ripped into each other Chelsea trailed at half-time to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s header (Picture: EPA)Asked about the half-time inquest, Lampard said: ‘I like that and there should be because you don’t want 11 quiet players who just get on with it and just want to trot out again.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I said my piece and was pretty firm because you can’t just come here and have nothing about you and think you’re going to get anything.‘It was “can we show something here, lads? Because we have to, we’re Chelsea and we can’t just roll up and not feel like the 3,000 fans who have travelled across London to watch the game”.‘Then the lads started talking and it was a bit aggressive, which is a good thing.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal took a first-half lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and dominated the early exchanges, with Lampard turning to his bench to bring on Jorginho.He ditched the back three and reverted to a back four, adding an extra body in midfield, and the side responded immediately, with Lampard very unhappy with how his team started the game. Comment There was plenty of finger-pointing and raised voices at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that things got very heated in the dressing room at half-time of Sunday’s win over Arsenal, though he was happy to see such a passionate reaction.The Blues went behind at the Emirates but, after a tactical reshuffle from the manager, rallied in the second half and claimed all three points thanks to late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham.Lampard had a few choice words for his players at half-time though the home truths were largely dished out by the players themselves, something the manager was happy to see. Chelsea’s half-time inquest was forgotten about by the final whistle (Picture: Getty)‘I could’ve made the changes after 10 minutes,’ said the Chelsea boss.‘That’s not just Emerson, that’s probably any of the players to change it slightly because it’s hard to convey a message with your voice on the sidelines in this sort of atmosphere. Sometimes it has to be a gesture. We changed and it got better.’MORE: Frank Lampard rates Tariq Lamptey’s debut for Chelsea after beating ArsenalMORE: What Frank Lampard told Chelsea stars at half-time to inspire Arsenal comeback winMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City
Kelechi Iheanacho’s participation at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been cast in a mist of doubt after it emerged he is expected to resume pre-season with Manchester City rather than join the Nigeria Olympic team.Iheanacho, 19, is in the Nigeria provisional squad for the Games, but his participation is now in doubt, as he will return to England to team up with City for pre-season.“We’re really not sure if he will go to the Olympic Games or not because he is scheduled to return to England for pre-season,” a top source in the player’s circle told AfricanFootball.com. “It will depend on the arrangement the NFF will have with Manchester City which I’m not sure of but I’m sure he will start the pre-season with City,” the source added further.Iheanacho had a breakout season at the Etihad last term, with former manager Manuel Pellegrini having given him opportunities.But with Pep Guardiola coming in as the new City manager, the youngster may need to prove himself all over again and it remains unclear if he will now be released to join the Nigerian squad.He was also not among the players who attended visa interviews at the American embassy in Abuja on Thursday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram