Hot 100 2014 – 12: Ed’s Easy Diner

Ed’s Easy Diner 

Latest turnover: £17,594,000
Three-year compound growth rate (%): 62.43
Latest EBITDA: £1,307,000

Ed’s Easy Diner was launched in 1987 with the opening of its first branch in London’s Soho by founder Barry Margolis. The company experienced steady growth, expanding to multiple sites across the capital, but was placed in a family trust after Margolis died in 2005.

Rapid growth was kickstarted four years later after the company was bought by restauranteur Andrew Guy, now the CEO, and a group of investors. Today the chain has 24 diners across the UK, as well as franchises in South Africa.

Ed’s Easy Diner donates all the money from its jukeboxes to charity and actively recruits the long-term unemployed and disadvantaged young people.

11: G&P

13: Angus Montgomery

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