A chain of food-to-go restaurants


Retail & brands


Bristol and Manchester

Deal type

Growth Capital

Investment size


Investment date(s)

2017 and 2020


"Over the past seven years, we have been honing our menu, the way our stores look and feel, our brand and of course our operating systems. We feel confident that now is the right time to bring our feel good food (and coffee) to cities around the UK. Working with YFM and Steve will allow us to do this faster and better, just like our food."

Griff Holland, Co-founder of Friska

The business

  • A chain of food-to-go restaurants offering coffee, breakfast and lunch
  • Headquartered in Bristol and founded by two young, ambitious entrepreneurs
  • A strong “feel good food” ethos reflected in high-quality and well-sourced food in engaging stores with excellent customer service

The strategy

  • Add further sites to the existing cluster of stores in Bristol
  • Establish a second cluster of stores in Manchester
  • Build on the distinctive brand and maintain quality during the brand’s expansion
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