In 2011, friends Tom Barton, 32, and Philip Eeles, 35, were joined by experienced restaurateur Dorian Waite, 51, to turn their pop-up fast-food stand into an upmarket burger chain. In 2015, Active Partners, the backer of Leon and Soho House, invested £7m in the company in return for a 50% stake. It has since established its own butchers — saying it is the first British burger chain to do so — where it produces fresh patties for its 30 restaurants every day. Sales reached £22.3m in the year to January. It recently opened a restaurant in Bristol and sites at Waterloo and Bond Street in central London.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank91
CompanyHonest Burgers
ActivityBurger restaurant chain
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years47.76%
Latest sales £000s22,258
Staff476
Founded2011
Websitewww.honestburgers.co.uk

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