Famous Brands, the owner of  Steers, Wimpy and Debonairs Pizza, said on Friday that interim earnings to end-August would rebound, as it continues to try putting problems at its struggling Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) behind it.

Basic earnings per share were expected to be 143c-175c for the period, up to a 131% improvement compared with the prior period’s 572c loss per share. The rebound was largely due to the R874m impairment of its UK restaurant chain GBK in the prior comparative period.

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