Wetherspoon pubs enjoy Olympics sales boost

Mo Farah wins the 5000m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Image caption The Olympics boosted sales in Wetherspoon pubs

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has said the Olympics and Paralympics gave it a significant sales boost, but has warned shareholders not to expect more of the same in the rest of the financial year.

In the three months to 28 October 2012, like-for-like sales rose by 7.1% and total sales by 11.1%, it said.

The chain said it would open 25 more pubs to add to its existing 800.

In September, JD Wetherspoon reported annual pre-tax profits of £72m, up 8.4%.

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