Contemporary pub chain Brewhouse & Kitchen has reported that some of its sites are now generating 50% of revenue from food after more than doubling its turnover last year.
The group now operates almost 20 units around the UK and has its sights set on becoming the foremost brewpub operator within the UK market.
Overall sales grew by 76% to £8.81m last year, whilst trading across the like for like estate grew by 28%.
Food continues to be a key driver and the sales split to liquor has moved forward by another 2%, with some sites delivering food sales in excess of 50% of overall food and beverage.
Margins improved for liquor and food through better controls and enhanced procurement with the larger site portfolio.
Unit EBITDA was up by 173% to £1.9m, with overall group EBITDA up by £991,000 to £1.1m.
Brewhouse & Kitchen has also made a number of changes and new appointments to its board.
David Scott has joined as non-executive chairman and Kris Gumbrell has been made chief executive officer, formerly executive chairman. The company appointed Simon Haworth, who formerly worked for Atlas Fine Wines, as financial controller.
Gumbrell said: “The guest is becoming ever more sophisticated and experimental when it comes to beer and Brewhouse & Kitchen is well placed as the ‘go to’ brewpub brand in the UK. We are incredibly pleased with these results, cementing a key period of growth for the group.”