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M&B enters Restaurant magazine's R200 list

By Luke Nicholls , 18-Jun-2012
Last updated on 02-Jul-2012 at 10:16 GMT

Restaurant, pub and bar operator Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has this year made its R200 debut, coming in at second on Restaurant magazine’s list of the 200 largest restaurant and food-led pub groups in the UK, ranked by number of sites.

Gondola Group, which operates the Pizza Express, Zizzi and Byron brands, topped this year's list once again, with 664 UK sites to its name.

But M&B, which has not previously featured on the list as it was seen more as a drinks-led brand, follows closely behind with 641 sites - driven by the continued expansion of its Harvester format and the launch of its new South East Asian cuisine concept TUK CHO . It also has the likes of Toby Carvery, Browns Bar and Brasserie and All Bar One within its UK portfolio.

Last month, BigHospitality reported that M&B had a positive sales growth in its half-year results, driven by food, although profit for the business had dipped and poor weather hit recent sales.

The Restaurant Group – which manages the Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito and Garfunkle brands, shifted down to third in the list, with 400 venues across the country.

For more on the R200 event, see the July issue of Restaurant magazine, out next week.

The 2012 R200 list (1-100):

  1. Gondola Group (Pizza Express, Zizzi, Byron) - 664
  2. Mitchells & Butlers (Harvester/Browns/Toby Carvery/TUK CHO etc) - 641
  3. The Restaurant Group (Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito, Garfunkle's, Coast to Coast) - 400
  4. Pizza Hut - 350
  5. Tragus (Cafe Rouge, Bella Italia, Strada, Oriel) - 300
  6. Nando’s - 260
  7. Prezzo - 190
  8. Famous Brands UK (Wimpy) - 131
  9. Wagamama - 115
  10. Little Chef - 95
  11. Patisserie Holdings - 88
  12. YO! Sushi - 75
  13. La Tasca - 74
  14. Greene King (Loch Fyne/Cloverleaf/Realpubs) - 72
  15. Gourmet Burger Kitchen - 71
  16. Carluccio’s - 67
  17. TGI Friday’s UK - 52
  18. Giraffe - 46
  19. G1 Group - 45
  20. Benugo - 42
  21. Paul UK - 39
  22. Town Centre Restaurants - 38
  23. Jamie Oliver Restaurants - 34
  24. Geronimo Inns - 34
  25. Kornicis Group - 34
  26. Boparan Holdings - 33
  27. Cote - 32
  28. D&D London - 32
  29. Individual Restaurant Company - 32
  30. Itsu - 32
  31. Wasabi - 28
  32. Gordon Ramsay Holdings - 27
  33. Las Iguanas - 27
  34. Marco Pierre White - 25
  35. Soho House Group - 24
  36. Loungers - 24
  37. Living Ventures - 23
  38. The Real China - 23
  39. Digby Trout Restaurants -22
  40. Apostrophe - 20
  41. Brasserie Blanc - 20
  42. Le Pain Quotidien - 20
  43. Tasty - 20
  44. Restaurant Management - 20
  45. Gaucho Group - 18
  46. East & West - 18
  47. Caprice Holdings - 17
  48. Kout Food Group - 17
  49. Ping Pong - 17
  50. Ponti’s Retail - 17
  51. Thai Square - 17
  52. Balls Brothers - 16
  53. Peach Pub Company - 15
  54. Aagrah - 14
  55. Barworks - 14
  56. Peyton & Byrne - 14
  57. Cosmo Restaurants - 14
  58. Fat Cat Group - 14
  59. Handmade Burger Co - 14
  60. Harlequin Leisure Group - 14
  61. Searcys 1847 - 14
  62. Di Maggio’s Restaurant Group - 13
  63. Leon - 13
  64. 3Sixty Restaurants - 13
  65. Akbars - 12
  66. Inc Group - 12
  67. Jersey Pottery Restaurants - 12
  68. Richoux - 12
  69. San Carlo - 12
  70. Spaghetti House - 12
  71. Bath Ale - 11
  72. Balans Restaurant Group - 11
  73. Busaba Eathai - 11
  74. Chennai Dosa - 11
  75. Corney & Barrow - 11
  76. Food and Fuel - 11
  77. Tas Restaurants - 11
  78. Tate Catering - 11
  79. Bispham Green Brewery Co - 10
  80. Ed’s Easy Diner - 10
  81. ETM Group - 10
  82. Ever So Sensible Group - 10
  83. Gail’s - 10
  84. Masala World - 10
  85. Maxwell’s Restaurant Group - 10
  86. Popolo - 10
  87. Rick Stein - 10
  88. The First Restaurant Group - 10
  89. Zuma/Roka - 10
  90. The Japanese Canteen - 10
  91. Belgique - 9
  92. Bill’s Produce - 9
  93. Chaophraya - 9
  94. Hakkasan - 9
  95. Harvey Nichols - 9
  96. Le Bistrot Pierre - 9
  97. London Fine Dining Group - 9
  98. Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation - 9
  99. Rasa Restaurants  - 9
  100. Aubaine - 8

Click here for the 101-200 list.

To purchase the full report or for information on partnering the R200 event, contact Kathrin Leaver at kathrin.leaver@wrbm.com  / 01293 610465.

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