Who is Mitchells & Butlers?
You already know Mitchells & Butlers, even if you don’t realise it! That’s because we run many of the UK’s most famous restaurant and pub brands, including All Bar One, Browns, Toby Carvery, Vintage Inns and Harvester, as well as some of the most beautiful, historic and iconic rural and city businesses in the country. We are the leading restaurant company in the UK, with over 1,600 businesses.
We’ve been at the forefront of the industry since 1898, and this extraordinary depth of experience has helped us become a highly successful company within the UK’s eating and drinking out market, which is worth some £70 billion. Our annual sales are close to £2 billion and we serve around 125 million meals a year, as well as some 435 million drinks.
So how did we get to be the biggest?
We've stayed at the industry's cutting edge by constantly innovating, ensuring that our business is always driven by new ideas. We've developed household names like All Bar One, Toby Carvery and Vintage Inns, and all our brands pride themselves on listening to their customers. In fact, we gather over a million pieces of customer feedback every year, which provide priceless insights for improving our products and our service.
Passion, pride and professionalism
Around 38,000 staff help us set the benchmark for the industry, so whichever of our 1,600 restaurants and pubs you visit, you’ll find a warm welcome, great service, outstanding quality and excellent value. We achieve this through providing award-winning training for all our staff, world-class supply chain management, innovative menu development and rigorous food safety practices.
Each of our businesses takes an average of over £21,000 a week and makes an industry-leading £ 180,000 operating profit a year. Only five years ago, food accounted for just 31% of our sales. It now accounts for around 47%.
Our strategy is clear. We want to ensure customers keep coming back by keeping our brands fresh and building on their reputation for quality, choice, service and value. We want to use the strength of our brands to develop more sites, trading with recognisable and popular offers. With more sites and more customers, we can make the most of our scale in purchasing, marketing and more, and achieve even better returns on investment. And we want to make sure we’ve got the right people in place, with the right training and motivation to ensure our customers always get excellent service.
We believe the strength of our brands, the quality of our property and the location of our restaurants and pubs, our great range of food and drink, and the friendly professionalism of our people mean that our business will thrive and successfully grow in the future.
If working in the non stop, ever changing, never a dull moment world of restaurants and pubs sets your pulse racing, we know how you feel and our Graduate Schemes will give you everything you need to succeed. There are three ways to launch your Graduate career:
- Apply for our Corporate Graduate Scheme; work towards a senior Head Office job that will make the most of your skills.
- Apply for our Retail Graduate Scheme; you could be taking charge of a restaurant or pub within just 2 years.
- Apply for an Undergraduate Year; take a “year out” from studying and learn invaluable skills while you work.
All schemes offer competitive salary and benefit packages, please refer to our website for more information or to apply at www.mbcareersandjobs.com.
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