A RESTAURANT chain which claims to be the 'sourdough pizza pioneers' has opened its doors in Glasgow. 

Franco Manca officially welcomed customers today to their Mitchell Street restaurant.

The firm, who started out in 2008 in Brixton Market London, have teamed up with city charities to mark the launch of the Glasgow Franco Manca. 

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Both Launch Foods and Glasgow NE Foodbank will receive food supplies to help those in need on an ongoing basis.

Launch Foods has been working hard since 2018 to feed more than 300 children in Glasgow every day. They work on maximising food surplus by feeding children in Glaswegian communities with free hot nutritious food after their school day and during the holidays. 

Glasgow NE Foodbank works to provide three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people in need. They are also part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

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Matteo Fazio, Franco Manca’s Glasgow Manager, said: “Our sourdough, unique to Franco Manca, has already risen on Scottish soil but it goes without saying that we’re honoured to be expanding into the wonderful city of Glasgow, and to be able to support the community via local food banks.

"We can’t wait to make some new friends in and around the area so If you’re passing by, please do drop in, say hi and enjoy pizza on the menu."