Fast Track 100

This Preston company, which owns and operates 39 Subway stores in Lancashire and Merseyside, is profiting from the growing demand for convenient lunches. In the past four and half years, Fast & Fresh Restaurants has expanded from four outlets to 39 and now employs about 500 people. It plans to continue this growth over the next three years. The company is led by managing director Stephen Richards, and its sales have grown 65% a year from £1.5m in 2004 to £6.5m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank70
CompanyFast & Fresh Restaurants
ActivitySubway sandwich franchiser
LocationPreston
Annual sales rise over 3 years64.55%
Latest sales £000s6,525
Staff350
Founded2000
Websitewww.fastnfresh.co.uk

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