Yum! remained the largest operator of quick-service restaurants in 2008 with 1,389 KFC and Pizza Hut outlets.
Its addition of an extra 427 stores allowed Subway to knock McDonald's from second to third position with its 1,306 outlets. The group was last year's fastest grower, when it opened 314 new branches to climb from fifth to third position.
The McDonald's estate increased by a net four outlets to 1,251.
These facts and figures are reported in British Hospitality: Trends and Statistics 2008, published by the British Hospitality Association.
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THE LEADING QUICK-SERVICE RESTAURANT GROUPS IN 2008
|Owner||2008 outlets||2007 outlets||2006 outlets||Selected brands|
|1||Yum!](http://www.yum.com/)||1,389||1,377||1,304||[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)||634||638||634||Burger King|
|5||[SSP](http://www.sspweblive.com/sspintl/)||522||639||706||Upper Crust, Millies Cookies|
|9||[Prêt à Manger](http://www.pret.com/)||150||180||147||Prêt à Manger|
|10||[Baskin Robbins](http://www.baskinrobbins.com/)||147||150||153||Baskin Robbins|
|12||Smartfirst(http://www.lyndale.co.uk/)||115||94||106||[Perfect Pizza ](http://www.perfectpizza.co.uk/)|
|13||[Millie's Cookies](http://www.milliescookies.com/)||102||-||-||Millie's Cookies|
|14||[Papa John's](http://www.papajohns.co.uk/)(http://www.milliescookies.com/)||92||87||111||Papa John's|