Grub Fresh Food is set to open its third sandwich shop in the city centre.
The popular panini haunt, which has two stores in Bridge of Don and The Spital, has announced it will open on Schoolhill in the coming weeks following a long hunt for the perfect premises.
Owner Stuart Ross said: "It has always been our intention to open in the city centre and now a dream has been realised. We’ve been trying to find a suitable location and now the time is right and the business is going quite well, we hope we've found the right place.
"We've scarified space for location, we would have loved to have more seating but we’re in a prime location in the city, which is rapidly being rejuvenated, is great."
With an impressive turnaround of just six weeks after finding the space, a former newsagents near Haigs Food Hall, Stuart hopes Grub will open on June 1.
Features will include an exposed granite wall in a nod to Aberdeen’s historic links with the material and will have limited seating due to the size of the site.
With less space to play with, the third shop will primarily operate on a takeaway basis, with their popular specialist paninis, sandwiches and soups on offer to customers looking to grab a quick freshly prepared lunch in the city centre.
And following in the footsteps of the Spital branch, the Schoolhill site will offer frozen yoghurt with a variety of toppings to customers – just in time for the summer months.
Stuart added: "We’ll be bringing frozen yoghurt to the new site, which is a big seller particularly with summer coming up. It’s great to pick up a treat like that without it being too unhealthy.”
Staffing is expected to increase to around 30 full and part time members who will be spread across the three sites once open.