The Restaurant Group has said its profits rose 13% to £72.7 million as revenue grew 9% to £580m.

On a like-for-like basis sales across 2013 improved 3.5%.

The company, which operates 440 sites under brands including Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito and Garfunkel's, said that trend has continued in the first eight weeks of the new year, with underlying sales up 3.5%.

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