The head of takeaway pizza chain Domino's Pizza has said that more immigrants should be allowed into the UK as British people won't work as companies such as his.
"There are a huge number of jobs at the bottom end of the service industry, and not enough people in the UK who want to work for them. Amid all the concerns about the decline of the High Street, we're coming back to the High Street, opening stores and helping to bring them back to life. But we can't open branches if we can't get the staff," he said.
He also said that his stores were operating as less-than-full capacity due to shortages of staff.
His comments come as Europe prepares for EU restrictions on Bulgaria and Romania to be lifted in January. Some have suggested that as many as 8,000 new Bulgarian immigrants may come to the UK from 2014.
The pizza chain is expanding rapidly, with 45 stores and more than 2,000 jobs created every year with ambitions to double in size in the next 10 years.