Restaurant chain eyes more growth
Like-for-like sales increased by 3.25% in the first half of the year - a trend it has maintained in recent weeks - while pre-tax profits increased by 7% to £26.1 million in the six-month period.
Chairman Alan Jackson said the group's portfolio of brands, which also includes London-based Garfunkel's, had "very wide appeal".
He added: "The results for the first half are strong, particularly against the backdrop for consumer-facing businesses."
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