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Issue 176 - July 2018

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In this issue Kim Hartley, now Business Development Chef at Mission Foods, won the Sandwich Designer of the Year Award two years ago with 2 Sisters. Now the talented sandwich star has done it again, with her vegan-friendly Gozleme Turkish Toasted Sandwich. She talks here to Simon Ambrose.

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News 
  • Pret A Manger has been sold for £1.5 billion to an investment fund of Germany’s billionaire Reimann family. Increased international expansion looks likely to follow.
  • Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars has announced a landmark franchise deal with the world’s largest services company Sodexo, with a commitment to open at least 35 new sites over the next fi ve years, across the UK and Ireland.
  • As a nation we purchase 3,500,000,000 (three and half BILLION!) sandwiches every year. The potentially infinite combination of bread-something else-bread means that each person has their own reasons for choosing them and their own particular favourites.
Profile
  • Brighton has more than its fair share of excellent food to go venues, but the stand out by far, both locally and now nationally, is this year’s Sammies Independent Winner, Marmalade. Simon Ambrose talked to founder Tania
  • Around Noon continues to grow rapidly both in Northern Ireland and at its recently acquired Slough business Chef in a Box. Meanwhile, the food to go manufacturer has added to its string of award wins with a second consecutive Sammie for Overall New Sandwich of the Year. How have they achieved it? Simon Ambrose spoke to CEO Gareth Chambers.
Sandwich Designer of the Year
  • Kim Hartley, now Business Development Chef at Mission Foods, won the Sandwich Designer of the Year Award two years ago with 2 Sisters. Now the talented sandwich star has done it again, with her vegan-friendly Gozleme Turkish Toasted Sandwich. She talks here to Simon Ambrose.