New pubs for JD Wetherspoon

04/11/2010

JD Wetherspoon continues to buck the downward trend facing many of the UK’s pubs, with total sales for the last quarter (to 24 October) up by 7.3 per cent.

Like for like sales increased by 1.6 per cent on last year. JD Wetherspoon has also today announced plans to open another 50 new pubs in the current financial year. It will also invest in pub refurbishment, staffing, and till systems in its estate.

In a statement, the company said: “Sales, profit and cashflow continue to be resilient and the performance of our recently opened pubs remains encouraging.”

One of the new locations JD Wetherspoon plans to open in the future is the iconic Oxford bingo hall in Whitstable. A licence application from the company is currently being considered by Canterbury City Council.

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