Apr 1, 2019

'A lot of the team started to get ill'

When staff at a number of Wahaca branches started falling ill, Mark Selby says "It was a fairly big shock". "A lot of the team started to get ill, and we didn't understand why," say Mark: "Then suddenly we started hearing from our customers a few days later." Today the popular chain has annual revenues of £47.9m. Mark and Thomasina opened their first Wahaca restaurant in London's Covent Garden in 2007. "Everyone is being hit," says Mark: "Rent, rates, wages and food costs have gone up - no-one could have forecast this, it's a perfect storm." "We're always looking, but we're not up for taking big risks," says Mark: "But we're constantly looking at our food and how to get it better."

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