Tossed, the healthy grab and go chain, aims to add a further 48 locations to its existing 24-strong estate over the next four years, writes The Telegraph.
The chain turned over £8.3m last year, delivering 9pc like-for-like sales growth, but posted a £389,000 pre-tax loss, largely due to the cost of setting up its two existing cafes in Dubai.
The first of the next wave of shops will be in Dubai’s Golden Mile shopping district this week, the third cafe in the country.
Founder Vincent McKevitt told the newspaper that most of the new cafes will be opened on home soil and outside London, where the chain already has 13 locations, saying rents and staffing costs in the capital have peaked.
“Central London is becoming increasingly expensive,” he said. “We’re looking at other opportunities but the aim is the same: good carbs, lean protein, and getting your five a day.”
All the group’s new locations will be completely paperless, including banknotes. The only exception will be a handful of “transit” locations, such as motorway service stations.
“I’m on a mission to get rid of paper,” McKevitt said. “Our strength comes from offering customisable food, but this is also our weakness because it slows us down.”