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  1. Little Chef

    Little Chef was a chain of restaurants in the United Kingdom, founded in 1958 by entrepreneur Sam Alper, who was inspired by American diners. The chain was famous for their "Olympic Breakfast" – its version of a full English – and "Jubilee Pancakes". The restaurants were mostly located on the roadside near A roads, often paired with a Travelodge motel and a petrol station, as well as on motorways in Moto Services. The chain expanded rapidly throughout the 1970s, and its parent company would acquire the Happy Eater chain in the 1980s, its only major roadside competitor. When its owners converted all Happy Eater restaurants to Little Chef in the late 1990s, this allowed it to peak in scale with 439 restaurants. Little Chef began to face decline in the early 2000s. This was mainly due to the chain expanding too fast, meaning it could not properly invest in all of its locations. The lack of investment tainted the brand image of Little Chef, making it appear outdated to consumers in the 2000s. The chain was also facing increased competition as motorways had become favoured by motorists over A-roads for long-distance journeys. Pubs had also become more child-friendly, and it became more common for them to serve food. Compared to its peak in the late 1990s, by 2005 the chain had lost almost half of its locations.In 2007, the chain entered administration, marking 41 out of 239 restaurants to close. In 2012, the chain announced more closures to reduce the chain to 94 restaurants. In early 2017, Kout Food Group sold most of the remaining 70 locations to Euro Garages for them to convert into their franchises such as Starbucks and Greggs, while other locations were sold to the McDonald's Corporation. Euro Garages had planned to convert all Little Chef locations by the end of January 2018, though the project overran with 36 restaurants still awaiting conversion. Due to trademark restrictions, all remaining Little Chef restaurants were renamed EG Diner by Euro Garages, and were either converted into other outlets, or closed by the end of October 2018.The defunct Little Chef brand is currently owned by Hybrid Dining Limited, a subsidiary of Kout Food Group.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of little chef in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of little chef in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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