Five Guys was the only food and drink operator listed on The Sunday Times Top 25 Big Companies list, coming in at number 21.

With a Best Companies Index (BCI) score of 662.5, the brand was recognised for its employee benefits, its opportunity offerings, and most of all its strong leadership, as 77% of employees agreed the company is run on strong values and principles.

A second business funded by Sir Charles Dunstone, Mod Pizza, came in at number 18 on the Top 100 Mid Companies list.

Mod achieved a BCI score of 761.4, 91% of its staff agreed the brand is run on strong values and highlighted their satisfaction with its ‘team banks’ activity funding initiative. 86% agreed their experience at the company would be valuable to their future.

Dishoom came in number 20 on the Top 100 Mid list, credited for its supportive non-work related training, and Oakman Inns were at number 27 with its potential general managers fast-track program mentioned as a valuable company initiative.

The New World Trading Company came in at 30, Flat Iron at 38 and Hawksmoor at 46, the only company to make the list nine years in a row.

The Coaching Inn Group was 44th, Rick Stein Group was 55th, and Mission Mars, the operator of Albert’s Schloss and Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza, was 73rd.  Buzzworks Holdings was 98th.