Pubs and bars are in full bloom at this company. The Orchid Group is a leading operator of pubs, bars, and restaurants in the UK with about 290 locations. Its portfolio includes a large number of local bars and pubs operating under a variety of different names, as well as such chains as The Living Room, Prohibition Bar & Grill, and the Dragon Pub Restaurants. Orchid also owns about a dozen Asian-themed restaurants operating primarily in London (the Oriental Restaurant Group). The company was founded in 2006 with backing from private equity firm GI Partners.