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Lost Boys Chicken, a long-term client of EMC, has continued its growth surge and launched a new takeaway concept, in partnership with Sessions.

Tomas Samandi, founder of Lost Boys Chicken, which now has more than 30 UK locations, has launched a new takeaway concept, Chick Chick Crew. This new concept will be an “extension” of the Lost Boys business he founded in 2015. Samandi has launched Chick Chick Crew at Market Halls Oxford Street and on Deliveroo across the country, with a second site, at Market Halls Canary Wharf, to open later this month.

Starting out as a pop-up in a Brighton pub, Lost Boys Chicken then opened at a food hall in partnership with Sessions, the food hall concept led by former Deliveroo managing director, Dan Warne, and backed by Imbiba and Guinness Asset Management.

Tomas Samandi has been working with EMC’s mobile boardroom team since 2018 to help develop, plan and execute a strategy that has seen the business deliver rapid year-on-year growth.

Tomas Samandi said:

“Launching this new concept alongside Sessions is a testament to the strong relationship we have built and will help us accelerate our national roll out. At times, it can be difficult as a business owner so having the support of Ryan and the team at EMC has been integral to our success to date. Ryan worked tirelessly over the last six months to execute a deal with Sessions that launched this new venture.”

Ryan Smith, Lead Advisor said:

“It has been pleasure to work with Tom over the last few years. He is a creative and passionate food entrepreneur who has created a fantastic offering with a very loyal customer base. This exciting joint venture will help accelerate his growth trajectory as part of a multi-channel sales model, ready for the launch of the first standalone Lost Boys Chicken site.”

The EMC Corporate Finance team, led by Ryan Smith, provided corporate finance advice to the Lost Boys Chicken. Legal advice was provided by Vincent O’Brien of DMH Stallard.

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