Little Chef has denied allegations in yesterday's Sunday Times that it is in financial trouble and seeking a rescue package.
The 235-strong roadside chain admitted it was in "sensitive negotiations" with an investment partner but said this was due to the ill-health of co-owner Lawrence Wosskow.
The Sunday Times said the company was "cash-strapped" and struggling financially and other industry observers have questioned the viability of its current food offer.
For more reaction and analysis see Caterer on Thursday.
By Tom Bill
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