Managing director David Evans said that the sites’ contributions led to record annual group sales in 2014. “Management accounts show net sales for Farringdon of £1.4m, Victoria of £1.6m, Marylebone of £1.8m and the mightily impressive Waterloo at a whopping £2.1m – a 17.4% increase on 2013.”
Evans added: “Marylebone delivered a record sales figure in November 2014 - its 72nd month of trading; and Waterloo broke the £200k sales barrier in both November and December 2014.” The company’s newest Sports Bar & Grill site at Piccadilly Circus also enjoyed its busiest month in December.
Evans said: “All bodes well for a very exciting 2015 with the Cricket World Cup, The Ashes, the Rugby World Cup and the Women’s football World Cup the highlights of a halcyon sporting year ahead. It proves that as a brand Sports Bar & Grill has grown and matured as the ‘go to’ restaurant and bar to eat, drink and watch sport.”
Sports Bar & Grill’s sixth site is due to open in Canary Wharf’s Crossrail development on 1 May. The largest in the estate to date, it will feature three bars, an open kitchen, private dining facilities and a smoking balcony – and capacity for more than 1,000 customers.