LONDON — It’s one of the biggest food brands in the world, and one of its biggest customers.
The company owns and operates five of the world’s top five restaurants in Britain, including two of the UK’s biggest restaurants, Olive Garden and The Piazza.
Food Lion, founded by Paul Polman and David Wallis in 2007, is the only British food company to be ranked in the top five in the global restaurant guide.
The Oxfordshire-based company is valued at more than $600 million, according to Bloomberg data.
But the company’s reputation has suffered in recent years.
Its shares have plummeted more than 90% since 2007 and have lost more than half their value over the last decade.
The brand is currently on the decline as consumers increasingly gravitate toward healthier options.
Its main rivals are Burger King, Wendy’s and Subway.
Its parent company, Simon Property Group, has also lost market share to rivals such as KFC, Pizza Hut and Chick-fil-A.
But its growth has been more rapid in recent decades, according the Oxford University Business School.
Its revenue grew 40% in the first half of this year and is forecast to grow another 28% this year.
The PIAZZA is one of Britain’s most popular restaurants, but its brand has suffered over the past decade, with some consumers not even coming to see it for lunch anymore.
In 2015, its menu changed.
It was renamed the Piazzas Italian, which was not widely known when the name was introduced.
The new name reflected the fact that Italians and Italians eat pasta, and was not meant to offend, said Daniel Ketterer, senior vice president at consultancy Technomic, which tracks food trends.
While the name is more inclusive, the name itself has become a divisive topic, he said.
It is an issue for people who do not like it, he added.
In recent years, the popularity of other British food brands such as Lidl, Marks & Spencer and Tesco has also been on the rise.
A 2015 study found that the number of people eating at the PIAZAS Italian chain had jumped from 5.1% to 8.3%.
While the company has been trying to boost its sales in recent months, it has not been able to do so without losing ground to other British brands.
In October, it announced it was slashing prices of the Piacenza, Italy-based Piazzi and other Italian restaurants it owns in the UK.
Food Lion is a brand that has had a rocky run.
Its popularity was driven by a surge in sales of imported foods, which the company began selling in 2006.
In 2008, the company was the largest importer of Italian pasta in Britain.
It sold about half a million pounds worth of pasta to consumers across the country.
In 2012, Food Lion also bought Italian brand Bolognese from Italian food maker Richemont for more than £400 million ($544 million) in a deal that was never consummated.
That same year, the brand was fined more than 1 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) by the European Union over unpaid taxes.
Its stock dropped by more than 40% between 2012 and 2015.
It has since rebounded to its 2008 peak, but has been downgraded to “junk” status by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The company’s woes began when it tried to open a new restaurant in the town of Leicester.
It failed to secure the necessary approvals from local authorities and had to turn down a £7.5 million ($9.1 million) loan from the British government.
Its first restaurant in Leicester closed in 2017, and the company eventually pulled out.
Despite these setbacks, the food giant has continued to thrive, as evidenced by its revenue, which grew 39% last year, according Technomic.
Food King has been a profitable business, with revenue topping £250 million ($330 million) last year.
But, in the past two years, it is struggling to meet financial targets and is facing a regulatory challenge.
The regulator in charge of food safety, the Food Standards Agency, is investigating whether the company is adequately monitoring and ensuring its food is safe.
It said it was investigating whether Food Lion’s management of its supply chain was properly overseen.
Since it was founded, the Pianzas Italian chain has served about 8.5m customers, according a recent report from the company.
The average customer in Britain eats between 2,000 and 3,000 meals per week, according Food Industry Regulatory Affairs, an industry association.
A spokesman for Food Lion said the company would respond to the regulator’s inquiry in due course.