Coco di Mama, the London-based sandwich and salad chain, is poised to see its store network grow eight-fold after agreeing to be taken over by the company that owns Ask and Zizzi.
The chain is less than five years old and only operates six stores, all in the capital, but its fast and healthy Italian-themed menu has captured the attention of Azzurri Group, which sees it as an ideal fit for its business.
Azzurri regards the chain as an opportunity to gain a presence in the quick service restaurant market. As well as food on the go, Coco di Mama also specialises in coffee.
With Azzurri’s financial backing, it is understood that as many as 40 Coco di Mama outlet could open in the next few years.
Daniel Land and Jeremy Sanders, who co-founded the business, are set to remain with the chain to oversee the growth strategy.
Coco di Mama prides itself on not getting lost in complicated recipes or the latest food fad, instead concentrating on simple and flavoursome dishes.