JD Wetherspoon has seen like-for-like sales increase by 4.7% in the 12 weeks to 19 January 2020.
In its Q2 trading update the pub giant reported a total sales increase of 4.9% for the year to date.
The financial year has seen JD Wetherspoon open one pub and sell five. It intends to open a further 10 to 15, with £80m to be spent on new sites and extensions this year.
Chairman Tim Martin said: "We continue to anticipate a trading outcome for this financial year in line with our previous expectations."
The group continues to invest in pub freeholds and has spent £57m, in the year to date on sites where it was previously a tenant. A total of £320m has been spent on reversions since 2014.
Net debt at the end of the financial year is expected to be between £780m and £820m, slightly more than expected due to higher than anticipated capital expenditure. The company has said its debt level approximately equals its expenditure on reversions and buybacks.