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Gondola employs more than 15,000 people, serving 40m meals a year in more than 650 restaurants, including Pizza Express, Ask, Zizzi and Byron. It is growing internationally since buying Pizza Express’s international franchise arm in September 2010. Last October Steve Easterbrook, president of McDonald’s Europe, joined as chief executive. Harvey Smyth remains group CEO.

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Company details
ActivityRestaurant operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m569.5
Operating profit £m52.1
Main shareholdersCinven, management

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