Pubs and restaurants enjoy strong summer trade

By Chris Druce

- Last updated on GMT

Operators such as PizzaExpress are seeing good summer trade
Operators such as PizzaExpress are seeing good summer trade
The UK's largest managed pubs and restaurants are enjoying a good summer's trade with sales up in July, according to new research

The Coffer Peach Business Tracker, which monitor's the trading performance of 16 companies including Mitchells & Butlers, Whitbread, Pizza Hut, Punch Pub Co, Gondola and Tragus, reported a like-for-like sales increase of 1.9 per cent in July on last year.

It follows 1.4 per cent life-for-like growth in June. Total sales, which include those from new openings, were ahead 3.3 per cent on June 2009.

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