Whitbread Plc engages in the operation of a chain of hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops. It operates through the Premier Inn and Costa segment. The Premier Inn segment provides services in relation to accommodation and food. The Costa segment generates income from the operation of its branded, owned and franchised coffee outlets. Its brands include Premier Inn, Beefeater, Table Table, Brewers Fayre, Taybarns, and Costa Coffee. The company was founded by Samuel Whitbread in 1742 and is headquartered in Dunstable, the United Kingdom.