Yum! retained its status as the largest operator of quick-service restaurants in the UK during 2009 with 1,400 KFC and Pizza Hut outlets.
There was no change in the top six positions compared with 2008. Lyndale Foods, Greggs the bakers, Cooplands and Peter's all disappeared from the table, while the new entries were largely chicken-based chains (Favorite, Dixy Chicken and Chicken Cottage) along with pizza franchise operator PizzaGoGo.
These facts and figures are reported in British Hospitality: Trends and Statistics 2009, published by the British Hospitality Association.
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THE LEADING QUICK-SERVICE RESTAURANT GROUPS IN 2009
(omits bakery chains mainly retailing sandwiches)
|Owner||2009 outlets||2008 outlets||Selected brands|
|1||Yum!](http://www.yum.com/)||1,400||1,389||[KFC](http://www.kfc.co.uk/index/index.php), [Pizza Hut](http://www.pizzahut.co.uk/)|
|4||[Burger King](http://www.burgerking.co.uk/)(http://www.subway.com/subwayroot/AroundTheWorld/Countries/UK/index.aspx)||633||634||Burger King|
|5||[SSP](http://www.sspweblive.com/sspintl/)||515||522||Upper Crust, Millies Cookies|
|7||Bridgepoint||196||150||[Prêt à Manger](http://www.pret.com/)|
|8||Dunkin' Brands||150||147||[Baskin Robbins](http://www.baskinrobbins.com/)|
|10||[Unilever](http://www.unilever.co.uk/)(http://www.baskinrobbins.com/)||129||-||[Ben and Jerry's ](http://www.benjerry.co.uk/)|
|11||Smartfirst(http://www.lyndale.co.uk/)||108||115||[Perfect Pizza ](http://www.perfectpizza.co.uk/)|
|12||[Papa John's](http://www.papajohns.co.uk/)||97||92||Papa John's|
|14||[Pizza GoGo](http://www.pizzagogo.co.uk/)||93||-||Pizza GoGo|
|16||[Dixy Chicken](http://www.dixychicken.com/uk/default.asp)||91||-||Dixy Chicken|
|17||[Chicken Cottage||73||Chicken Cottage|