Haloumi and falafel wraps, mushroom burgers and Mediterranean salads are on the menu at this healthy fast food chain, founded by Henry Dimbleby, 47, and John Vincent, 46, in 2004. The pair started with one site in London’s Carnaby Street with chef Allegra McEvedy, 47, who left the business in 2009 but remains a shareholder. Backed by Active Private Equity, it has grown to 52 sites across the UK and three in Holland, boosting sales, which represent revenue from all stores including franchises, to £58.4m in 2016. In May, Swiss firm Spice Private Equity became the largest shareholder in a £25m deal.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank71
CompanyLeon Restaurants
ActivityRestaurant operator
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years54.62%
Latest sales £000s58,400
Staff682
Founded2004
Websitewww.leonrestaurants.co.uk

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