The Restaurant Group, operator of chains including Garfunkel's and Frankie & Benny's, has reported record profits for the six months to 30 June.
Pre-tax profit rose by 40% to £9.8m before exceptional items, while sales were up by 10% to £118m.
Chairman Alan Jackson said: "Profits increased across all parts of our business and a strong start to the second half gives me confidence that we will have another successful year of progress."
The group said like-for-like sales for its main brands during the period were up by 3.7%.
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