Little Chef administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has confirmed that the 41 restaurants not included in the rescue deal with RCapital have now shut. A PWC spokeswoman said 596 staff had been made redundant and the leaseholds on the properties had been surrendered to the landlords.
When the business went into administration on 3 January, 198 sites were bought by venture capital group RCapital for a reported price tag of £10m. The 41 sites not included in the deal were closed because they were all making a loss.
At the time of its collapse, Little Chef was making an annual loss of about £3m.