Little Chef was forced into administration in 2007
A Kuwaiti-owned business has purchased the British dining chain Little Chef.
Kout Food Group reportedly paid £15 million ($23 million) for the roadside restaurant
Kout, which also owns the Maison Blanc bakery chain in southern England and more than 40 Burger King and KFC sites in Britain and Kuwait, agreed a deal for the transfer with the private equity firm, RCapital, on Sunday.
According to Reuters, underinvestment and the changing tastes of British diners forced Little Chef into administration in 2007, when RCapital bought it.
RCapital shut almost two-thirds of Little Chef\'s 234 sites, cut the workforce and enlisted the help of chef Heston Blumenthal in a television series before putting the chain up for sale in April this year.
Fadwa al-Homaizi, the chairwoman of Kout\'s UK arm told the BBC the company has exciting plans to revitalise the Little Chef brand.
\"Little Chef will benefit from a process of brand renewal in keeping with current trends, supported by traditional British values,\" she said.