R CAPITAL is prepared to walk away from the £25m sale of Little Chef, the roadside restaurant chain, if the prospective buyer, Italy’s Benetton family, does not agree to retain the brand name and its ‘Fat Charlie’ logo. Sunday Telegraph. The Observer

R Capital received approaches last month from suitors, including Autogrill, the Italian motorway services operator majority-owned by the wealthy Benetton family.

However, it is understood that R Capital is concerned at the Italian family’s intention to convert the 195 prime locations into Autogrills.