In 1986 Francos was a pizzeria in Brixton Market owned by, you guessed it, a guy called Franco. By 2008 he had had enough and asked his friend Giuseppe Mascoli if he wanted to take it over. Giuseppe and his friend Bridget Hugo, an artisan baker, took it over and called it Franco Manca, (Italian for “Franco is missing”) in homage to Franco’s hard work.
At Franco Manca, we believe that everyone has the same opportunity to develop in their role, no matter what gender, age, background, belief or nationality. One of our 4 core values in the business is ‘Welcome Everybody’.
Our teams come from all over the world, with many of our chefs and waiters looking to their colleagues as their surrogate family whilst they are away from home.