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Fred Sirieix presents more restaurant wannabes hoping to hit the big time

There are two potentially revolutionary restaurants at stake this week but nerves are jangling…

Joe, Michael and Oli are three pals from Liverpool who need £150,000 to expand Finca, their Cuban street food concept.

Meanwhile, self-confessed ‘tree-hugger’ Chelsea from Manchester wants a £95,000 investment for Wholesome Junkies, her vegan junk-food idea with a healthy twist.

Both pop-up restaurants have problems with service, and one investor is keen to make Chelsea’s brand a bit less ‘hippie’ and lose the tie-dye uniforms, while authenticity is a cause for concern with the Finca boys.

Can they secure the investment they need, even though only one of them has ever been
to Cuba?