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SaladStop! eschewed venture funding in its early years

It was partly to retain autonomy and control over the business' growth trajectory, says managing director Adrien Desbaillets.

SaladStop! is now headed for Series B fund raising as it seeks to expand from 65 outlets in the region to 300, but the family-owned food chain had eschewed external funding in its early days.

It was partly to retain autonomy and control over the business' growth trajectory.

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