After the success of its first restaurant, in Covent Garden, this American-style burger chain has expanded to 80 sites in just four years. It was established in 2013, when the founder of Carphone Warehouse, Sir Charles Dunstone, 53, was inspired by the popularity of the American chain Five Guys to create this joint venture with the Murrell family behind it and bring their handmade burgers and crispy bacon milkshakes to the UK. Led by chief executive John Eckbert, 50, the London-based business opened 19 British branches last year and expanded into France and Spain, helping sales hit £90.4m.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank8
CompanyFive Guys
ActivityBurger restaurant chain
LocationWest London
Annual sales rise over 3 years129.29%
Latest sales £000s90,426
Staff1707
Founded2013
Websitewww.fiveguys.co.uk

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