Whitbread PLC operates hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. It owns Premier Inn, which is the largest hotel brand in the UK, with over 785 hotels. The company is also growing the Premier Inn brand in the Middle East and Germany. Whitbread’s restaurant brands include Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill, Bar+Block and Table Table. It also owns Costa Coffee − the largest coffee shop chain in the UK and the second largest globally, with over 3,800 coffee shops across 32 markets and over 8,000 Costa Express self-serve units. In August 2018, it announced the sale of its Costa business to The Coca-Cola Company, which is expected to complete in the first half of 2019.