Whitbread Plc operates a chain of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. The company is organized into two strategic business units: Hotels & Restaurants and Costa. The Hotels & Restaurants unit provides services in relation to accommodation and food. The Costa unit is engaged in the operations of its branded, owned and franchised coffee shops. Its brands include Premier Inn, Beefeater, Table Table, Brewers Fayre, Taybarns and Costa Coffee. Whitbread was founded by Samuel Whitbread in 1742 and is headquartered in Dunstable, the United Kingdom.