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Sir Charles Dunstone, 54, the founder of Carphone Warehouse, was inspired by the popularity of the US chain Five Guys to create this joint venture with its founding Murrell family in 2012. The business has now grown to more than 90 sites, serving cult favourites such as crispy-bacon milkshakes and handmade burgers. Under chief executive John Eckbert, 51, nine new site openings helped UK sales rise to £149.5m in 2018.

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Company details
CompanyFive Guys
ActivityBurger restaurant chain
LocationWest London
Sales £m149.5
Operating profit £m7.3
Main shareholders

JV between: UK investors, including Sir Charles Dunstone, and Five Guys US parent


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