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Chiquito's restaurant bar area

About The Restaurant Group

We’re The Restaurant Group (TRG for short) and we’re one of the UK’s biggest hospitality businesses. We have a diverse portfolio of well-known and much loved brands, operating over 650 restaurants and pubs up and down the country.

We also have a Concessions business which trades in over 70 outlets across 30 brands, most of which are in UK airports.

Our diverse portfolio of brands provides something for everyone and we love the variety that comes from working with all of them.


1987

The company was founded by Matthew Brown as City Centre Restaurants, managing the Garfunkel’s chain.

1989

We purchased Mexican food chain Chi Chi’s and rebranded it Chiquito.

1991

We opened our first TRG Concessions Branch, Garfunkel’s, in Heathrow Terminal 1.

1995

Frankie and Benny’s is born with our first restaurant opening in Leicester.

2006

We open the first ever Joe’s Kitchen in Bromley.

2007

We added 14 pub-restaurants to our offering with the acquisition of Brunning & Price.

2011

Coast to Coast is established in the UK alongside it’s Scottish equivalent, Filling Station.

2017

Launch of the new Firejacks concept in Northampton.

2018

A big year that saw us welcome two new brands into the family, Food & Fuel and Wagamama

Bartender preparing cocktails
Chiquito's chefs preparing food

Where Next?

We love what we’ve built and we’re really proud of the journey we’ve been on…but we’re not finished yet. It’s a really exciting time for us as we continue to develop our offering and guest experience, challenging the industry status quo to make something special.

We’re pursuing other growth opportunities within the dining sector, exploiting online brands, delivery, click and collect, grab and go and more.

Chiquito's bartender preparing drinks

Our Awards

Casual Dining Awards 2019
Casual Dining Awards 2019
large multi-site restaurant brand of the year
(wagamama)
Casual Dining Awards 2019
Casual Dining Awards 2019
marketing campaign of the year “feed your inner good”
(wagamama)
MIDAS 2019
MIDAS 2019
Best Latin American Menu
(Chiquito)
FAB 2018
Airport Bar of the Year - The Smithfield Pub & Kitchen
(TRG Concessions)
FAB 2018
Design of the Year - The Smithfield Pub & Kitchen
(TRG Concessions)
FAB 2018
Airport Bar of the Year - The Curator Bar & dining
(TRG Concessions)
MIDAS 2018
MIDAS 2018
Best UK Dessert Menu
(Chiquito)
Casual Dining Awards 2018
Casual Dining Awards 2018
large multi-site restaurant brand of the year
(wagamama)
CEA (corporate engagement awards) 2018
CEA (corporate engagement awards) 2018
most innovative collaboration – mind campaign
(wagamama)
Confimprese 2018
Confimprese 2018
new premium foreign retailer (international)
(wagamama)
South Cheshire CAMRA 2018
South Cheshire CAMRA 2018
Pub of the Season
(Brunning & Price - Old Hall, Sandbach)
CAMRA 2018
CAMRA 2018
Cider Pub of the Year
(Brunning & Price - Haighton Manor, Nr Preston)
National Pub and Bar Awards 2018
National Pub and Bar Awards 2018
Regional Winner
(Brunning & Price - Physician, Edgbaston)
National Pub and Bar Awards 2018
National Pub and Bar Awards 2018
Regional Winner
(Brunning & Price - Gomshall Mill)
CAMRA 2018
CAMRA 2018
Cider Pub of the Year
(Brunning & Price - Red Fox, the Wirral)
St Albans Food & Drink Awards 2018
St Albans Food & Drink Awards 2018
Most Family Friendly Pub
(Brunning & Price - Prae Wood Arms, St Albans)
The Wirral Life 2018
The Wirral Life 2018
Bar of the Year Gold Winner
(Brunning & Price - Red Fox, the Wirral)
Winners of the Tunbridge Wells in Bloom 2018
Winners of the Tunbridge Wells in Bloom 2018
Best pub/club /café and Overall Champion of Champions Award
(Brunning & Price - Nevill Crest and Gun)