Mitchells and Butlers sells record 200,000 Christmas Day meals

30 January 2014 by
Mitchells and Butlers sells record 200,000 Christmas Day meals

Mitchells and Butlers has recorded its biggest ever sales week over Christmas, with almost 200,000 meals sold on Christmas day.

The pub group said that in the three weeks to 4 January, like for like sales were up 2.6% and food volumes were up 1.3%, with 6.9m meals sold.

Christmas Day was particularly busy, with like for like sales up 7.5% and 193,000 meals sold.

It has opened 10 new pubs since September 2013, four of which were acquired from Convivial London Pubs.

Chief executive Alistair Darby said: "We have delivered a strong trading performance over our busiest time of the year, with good sales growth. I was delighted that almost 200,000 people shared their Christmas Day with us and would like to thank the 18,000 staff who worked with such enthusiasm to provide them with a great experience."

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