The Restaurant Group plc (LSE: RTN) is a leading British chain of restaurants and public houses.
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The Company was originally founded in 1987 as City Centre Restaurants plc with the objective of owning and managing the Garfunkel’s chain of restaurants.
In the late 1980s the Company bought the Mexican chain Chi Chi’s and renamed it Chiquito.
Then in 1995 the it opened its first Frankie & Benny's in Leicester.
On 14 January 2004 The Company changed its name to The Restaurant Group plc.
In February 2004 it made an unsuccessful bid for Ask Central plc and in 2006 it bought back the Deep Pan Pizza chain which it had previously sold to the management.