Restaurant Group

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The Restaurant Group plc


foundation = 1987
Industry Restaurant
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Alan Jackson (Chairman)
Danny Breithaupt (CEO)
Revenue £635.2 million (2014)[1]
£80.5 million (2014)[1]
£67.0 million (2014)[1]

The Restaurant Group plc is a British chain of restaurants and public houses. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The Company was originally founded in 1987 as City Centre Restaurants plc with the objective of owning and managing the Garfunkel’s chain of restaurants.[2]

In the late 1980s the Company bought the Mexican chain Chi Chi’s and renamed it Chiquito.[2] Then in 1995 it opened its first Frankie & Benny's in Leicester.[2]

On 14 January 2004 The Company changed its name to The Restaurant Group plc.[3] In February 2004 it made an unsuccessful bid for Ask Central plc[4] and in 2006 it bought back the Deep Pan Pizza chain which it had previously sold to the management.[5]


The Company operates around 350 restaurants and public houses under the Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito, Garfunkel's, Filling Station, Home Counties Pub Restaurants, Coast to Coast and Brunning & Price brands.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c "Preliminary Results 2014" (PDF). Restaurant Group. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Catering & Hospitality News". Caterer Search. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "FE Investegate -CityCentreRestaurant Announcements - CityCentreRestaurant: Result of EGM & Name Change". Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Independent - 404". The Independent. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "TRG buys back Deep Pan Pizza". Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pub Restaurants". Retrieved 3 April 2015. 

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