Food Republic was founded on the concept of serving well-loved Singapore street food at affordable prices housed in the air-conditioned comfort of shopping malls. With the opening of its first flagship outlet in Singapore at Wisma Atria in 2005, the brand has revolutionised the food court scene in Singapore by being the first to introduce the quintessential thematic food atrium experience, bringing together the best of hawker and restaurant fare under a single roof. Promoting the appreciation of cultures and heritage in Asian cuisine, Food Republic continues to hand-pick reputable, dedicated hawkers to reflect the authentic taste that people love, while providing an immersive experience for all senses, which includes the ‘live’ cooking demonstration delivered through each stall’s open-kitchen concept. Some of the well-loved food stalls at Food Republic includes Thye Hong Hokkien Mee, which saw its roots back to Singapore in the 1970's at Glutton's Square. Also popular is Li Xin Teochew Fishball Noodles with its homemade fishballs since 1968. Beef noodle lovers will remember the Scotts Hwa Heng Beef Noodles with its sole surviving stall at Food Opera.
Food Republic continues to grow its presence in the region, recording 58 outlets globally as at end 2019. In Singapore, there are currently 13 Food Republic outlets and 1 Food Opera.