The UK's indifferent summer failed to dent Domino's Pizza's performance with strong sales over the period for the takeaway chain.
In the 13-week period to 28 September sales at Domino's increased 17.8% year-on-year to £83.3m (2007: £70.7m).
This brings total sales in the year to date to £253.5m, an increase of 18.9% over last year's £213.2m.
Like-for-like sales, which strip out the effect of new openings, at the group's 449 existing stores increased 8.8% during the period. Domino's currently operates 535 stores.
Chris Moore, chief executive of Domino's UK & Ireland, said: "We are very pleased with the momentum in the business and the resilience of our business model during more challenging economic times."
By Chris Druce
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