RESTAURANT GROUP GETS OUT-OF-TOWN LIFT

FRANKIE & Benny’s and Garfunkel owner Restaurant Group expects to report strong sales for 2011 as people shun high street chains and opt for its restaurants located in the suburbs, chief executive Andrew Page (inset) said yesterday. Restaurant Group bucked the downbeat leisure environment by selling more than 39m meals in 2011, up five per cent from a year ago.

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