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Events caterer Salad Days plans to open high street restaurant

22 March 2012 by
Events caterer Salad Days plans to open high street restaurant

The team behind Salad Days is planning to make the move from events caterer to high street restaurant as they look for a site in Cambridge.

Inspired by a lack of nutritious options, Salad Days offers healthy fast food including salads, wraps, soups and juices.

Directors Andrew Swiney and Mark Prove started the business in 2009 and have grown it from catering at small events to high profile events such as Silverstone F1 and large music festivals including Glastonbury and Reading.

The duo now want to make the jump to the high street and are looking for a restaurant site in Cambridge.

"After years of testing the brand at events and festivals we feel we're now at a point where we are ready to launch on the high street," Prove said.

He added that the ideal site would have around 30 covers featuring the brand's design elements of a English country manor.

"We think Cambridge is a good location for our first site as there are not many options for lunch, something that's quick and on the go.

"Places like Cambridge that are outside London don't tend to get the funky places as rents are often too high for independent operators."

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