Pizza and pasta chain Prezzo has made a strong start to the year with pre-tax profit up 40% to £3.1m.
Turnover at the group also leapt by 51% to £24.1m (2005: £15.9m), and it now has 90 restaurants with five more under construction.
During February the company completed a share placing, which raised £7.125m.
Prezzo chief executive Jonathan Kaye said: "We are delighted by these results which demonstrate the continued development of the company."
By Chris Druce
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