The Restaurant Group has delivered figures at the top end of expectations with pre-tax profits up 18% to £35m on turnover up 10% to £314.7m Chiquito was the group’s best performing restaurant chain, with 11 new outlets opening during the year, taking the total to 45. Earnings from its Frankie & Benny’s chain rose 20% over the year and 25 new sites were opened. The group also owns Garfunkel’s and Blubeckers, giving it a total of 284 mid-market eateries in the UK. Most are located in out-of-town locations such as leisure parks and airports. The Independent 5/5/07 page 14 (Save & Spend)