Pub chain JD Wetherspoon is to open 200 new pubs and create 15,000 jobs over the next five years, the company has announced. The firm said it will invest more than £400 million developing new pubs across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Rising costs offset a big jump in sales at JD Wetherspoon as the pub chain continues to rail against its tax disparity with supermarkets. Revenues for the six months to January 27 were 10% higher at £626.4 million, with like-for-like sales up
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon cheered an Olympic boost to sales but warned the gold performance could not be sustained as the impact of one-off events tails off. The group, whose 860 mainly town-centre pubs screened the London 2012 Olympic and
Most of the jobs created by pubs giant Wetherspoon in the past two years have gone to Britons, challenging the belief that workers from this country are losing out to immigrants. Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said he believed some of the