Lean Lunch launches crowdfunding campaign

A healthy lunch delivery service is aiming to raise £120,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to support and accelerate expansion plans.

Leeds-based Lean Lunch, launched in 2017, delivers chef-made, locally sourced meals to workplaces in Leeds city centre. The business says it has sold more than 40,000 meals since its launch.

The company, which has customers including Burberry, Asda and Sky, generated £108,000 of turnover in 2018 and is on course to double that in 2019. 

Lean Lunch has launched its pitch on Crowdcube for £120,000 in funding, with a 11.32 per cent equity stake offered to investors.

FDMB understands that the funding will be used for software development and operational improvements to allow the business to extend its model into other UK cities.

Founder Sat Mann said: “We’re committed to inspiring and empowering people living in busy city environments to make better choices for their wellbeing and the wellbeing of the planet, and to supporting people to eat more healthily and sustainably.

“We want to refine the ordering process to make it truly personalised. Currently, you can filter by dietary requirements, but we’d like to be able to automate this so you get menu recommendations based on your personal preferences.

“We’d love to develop an app and have a fleet of electric vehicles that can deliver to industrial parks and offices outside of the city centre too.”

Lean Lunch has so far raised about a third of its total, with four weeks left on its campaign.