Pizza Express Group turnover worldwide 2014-2018

The turnover of Pizza Express Group reached 543 million British pounds in 2018. The group’s revenues have been steadily increasing over the years. The number of restaurants (758400) owned by the group has also been growing: As of 2018 there were 627 Pizza Express restaurants worldwide, almost 100 restaurants more than four years prior.

Pizza Express and the UK restaurant market

Pizza Express is one of the most visited restaurants chains in the UK. It follows a casual dining concept, offering Italian style pizza in a casual restaurant environment at moderate prices. The brand also offers a takeaway service to help remain competitive in the pizza delivery market. Pizza Express was founded and remains headquartered in the UK however it was sold to a China-based private equity firm in 2014. Most of its restaurants are in the UK and a small proportion are based overseas in markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Pizza Express is also a major player in the UK’s casual dining market.

Casual diners’ taste for Italian cuisine

Italian cuisine, including pizza, is popular in the UK, particularly in the casual dining segment: ASK Italian, Bella Italia, Prezzo and Zizzi, like Pizza Express, all follow a similar Italian inspired cuisine. The pizza and Italian restaurant market also includes pizza delivery, with Domino’s being a major player.

Annual turnover of Pizza Express Group worldwide from financial year 2014 to 2018

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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Financial year 2014 to 2018**

Supplementary notes

* 2014/15 = 52 weeks ending June 28, 2015.
** In 2016 the company's financial year changed from June to December. Data from 2015 refers to the following periods: 2015 = 52 week period ended January 3, 2016; 2016 = 52 week period ended January 1, 2017; 2017 = 52 week period ended December 31, 2017; 2018 = 52 week period ended December 30, 2018.

Data prior to 2016 taken from previous releases by the source.

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