- The Fulham Shore said it expected revenue and headline earnings would be ahead of last year's figures and in line with market expectations.

Growth during the year had been driven by increasing customer numbers in the company's existing restaurants and new restaurant openings.

'Our two restaurant businesses have steadily increased their turnover each quarter of this financial year, both in total revenue, and in comparison to the previous year. This culminated in a particularly strong trading performance towards the end of the financial year,' the company said.

Many of the early Franco Manca sites were now achieving growth again, and The Real Greek continued to trade well, especially in warmer, sunny weather due to the availability of outside seating, the company added.

The company ended the year with 61 restaurants, comprising 44 Franco Manca in the UK, 1 Franco Manca in Italy and 16 The Real Greek.

We opened four new Franco Manca in the financial year ending 31 March 2019.

Two of these pizzeria were outside London, in Bath and Cambridge, with the third just off the Aldwych in London and the fourth, opening last week, opposite the steps of St Paul's Cathedral and the London Stock Exchange.

At 9:06am: [LON:FUL] The Fulham Shore Plc share price was +0.5p at 11.75p

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