Little Chef Owner Kout Food Group has confirmed that several companies have made bids for the classic motorway food restaurant.
The group said in a statement: "Kout Food Group confirms that more than one corporation (including an international chain) has expressed interest in commencing operations within the Little Chef portfolio of over 70 sites.
"Kout Food Group will evaluate all strategic options for this unique portfolio, keeping in view stakeholders including customers and staff," it said.
However, Kout Food Group has decided to release a statement on the matter as it wished to confirm that more than one party has made a bid of the Little Chef kitchens.
Discussions are ongoing, so the future of the Little Chef brand, shops and staff remains uncertain.