Indian brand Mowgli is the highest up the list at number 17 with an annual sales rise over three years of 106.05%.
Nisha Katona’s six-strong street food-inspired chain was followed by steak chain Flat Iron (75.05%), burger chain Five Guys (72.38%), antipodean chain Daisy Green (66.49%), pizza chain Homeslice (56.65%), burger chain Honest Burgers (47.76%) and Thai chain Giggling Squid (45.77%).
The sector has fared better than last year when just four restaurant groups made the list (although Five Guys made the top 10 with an impressive 129% sales rise).
2018 was also a good year for pub groups and brewers with the list including microbrewery and pub operator Brewhouse & Kitchen, pub operator Urban Pubs & Bars and brewer and bar operator Brewdog.
Other hospitality-related businesses to place on the list include retail leisure developer Boxpark and hotel developer and operator Ennismore, which has a portfolio that includes Breddos Tacos, Tandoor Chophouse and Gleneagles Hotel.