Combini in the news.

Combini was formed by two university friends who shared a vision to change perceptions of what a fast casual food brand can be. After only 18 months, our simple idea has grown to National Food Award winners, with multiple articles and features about our story.

We love sharing what we do and what we care about. If you want to talk to us to hear more about out story, or want to feature CombiniCo in an article, fill out the form below and our team will get back to you shortly. 

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The Tab
April 2019

Juno Lee and Alex Longson, the brains behind the St. Andrews food phenomenon CombiniCo, met as academic father and son in their first and third years respectively. Several years later, the two have earned almost local-celebrity status within St. Andrews, and are head of one of the town's most popular new food establishments; CombiniCafé...

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University of St Andrews
November 2018

A St Andrews student start-up company swept both regional and national awards at the annual Scottish Asian Food Awards. CombiniCo, founded by former student Alex Longson and current student Juno Lee, is a Korean and Japanese food outlet that has quickly become one of St Andrews’ foremost lunch destinations since opening in February 2018...

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The Saint
September 2018

It’s nestled in neatly amongst the other shops on South St, but CombiniCo. – the student started and run business – remains a top pick for quick, fresh food and drink amongst students, and an ongoing hit less than a year after the grand opening. The two businessmen and friends, graduate Alex Longson and soon to be graduate Juno Lee, retrace CombiniCo.’s conception...

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The Stand
March 2018

Two months on, CombiniCo has had its share of success. The sleek Japanese-Korean takeaway is constantly humming with activity, as students flock to purchase sushi rolls or bini bowls before the lunch rush. Co-owners Juno Lee and Alex Longson adjusted their stock in accordance to this high demand; shelves are now fully stocked for the majority of the day...

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The Stand
February 2018

As evidenced by its sleek logo, Combini seeks to provide an experience that attracts a variety of senses – from taste to sight to sound. Juno uses the phrase “lifestyle shopping,” in reference to the fashionable Japanese convenience stores from which Combini takes its inspiration. “It’s a kind of flexibility and convenience that we’re trying to create with our own twist,” he elaborates...

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