Healthy fast food retailer, POD, expands in central London

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POD: expanding in London

POD: expanding in London

POD, a healthy fast food chain, set up in London in 2006 is expanding.

POD is now trading at 12 locations, from the City to mid-town; and has 16 more units planned for 2011 following a £3.5m capital injection earlier this year.

The business was founded by CEO Tim Hall in the City after struggling to find a healthy and nutritious fast food outlet anywhere near his office.  

Law firm Boodle Hatfield is advising POD on its expansion in central London.

POD claims to be pioneering a new approach to fast food retailing based upon ethically and locally sourced ingredients; healthy and nutritious food; shops fitted out from sustainable resources and fully compostable packaging. All of its outlets have composting facilities.  

Hugh Devas, a partner in Boodle Hatfield’s commercial property team, said: “We are delighted to have played a small part in POD’s success. The menu offers a healthy and appealing alternative to the traditional high street offer. We look forward to working alongside Tim and his team as POD continues to expand.”

Hall said: “Our customers want the option of high-quality, healthy and ethically sourced food to eat for breakfast and lunch. POD provides all of this together with a high regard for our suppliers, the environment and our team.”

The latest POD outlet – 14 New Street, EC2 – opened in July 2011.