Pub and food group JD Wetherspoon has announced it will be opening 250 new sites in the next five years, in a move it says will create 10,000 jobs.
The £250 million plans come after a record year of sales at the chain.
Wetherspoons (JDW) already has 743 pubs in the UK, and says it will be recruiting both management and line staff positions soon.
The company’s chairman Tim Martin said: "Our pubs are extremely popular and we wish to build on their success by opening more.
"I am confident that the new pubs will be an asset to their respective towns and cities."
The recession has made the last year one of the worst on record for pubs and pub-owning companies.
But Wetherspoons has beaten the trend, announcing a small rise in sales for the year ending in June. And revenue has gone up by nearly five per cent in the time since. The management at the firm put the success down to competitive prices, a rise in sales of cask ale, and a stronger focus on soft drinks and food rather than just alcohol.
The new pubs are to be spread across the UK, with a number of sites already lined up in cities like Newcastle, Sheffield and Liverpool.