Restaurant Group's like-for-like sales fell by 3% in the year to 31 December 2017. Total sales decreased by 1.8%. The group said it expects to deliver an adjusted pre-tax profit for the 2017 full year in line with current market expectations. Andy McCue, chief executive officer, said: "In 2017 we made solid progress against our strategic initiatives, resulting in improved volume momentum in our Leisure business, a lower cost base and a more focused growth plan. While the market has softened, we continue to benefit from strong cash generation and a healthy balance sheet."
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