Mitchells & Butlers has been awarded the Foodservice Operator of the Year title at the annual British Turkey Awards.

The category was introduced to the British Turkey Federation's prestigious retail and catering awards in 2013 to showcase the all year round support that pubs, restaurants and other foodservice establishments provide to the British turkey industry.

Each award category was independently judged by a team including representatives from the British Turkey Federation, Food magazines, and Young Chef of the Year. Other runners up included Subway, Greene King and Bernard Matthews.

Mitchells & Butlers won the accolade for its long term support of the industry and including turkey top on their Toby Carvery menus in several dishes including New Toby Tasters, Roast Carvery and Toby House Salad.