Deutsche Bank has reiterated its ‘buy’ recommendations for Mitchells & Butlers. The bank said that M&B had been "wearing the ‘yellow jersey’" in terms of like-for-like sales growth for some considerable time, with 2005 figures "almost the best in the consumer space". The bank noted that although M&B’s sales were hit by the London bombs, it held up better than several other chains reporting figures at roughly the same time: M&B managed 2.2% same outlet sales growth in central London, where those of the Restaurant Group fell by 20%.