Tasty Plc – the owner of the Wildwood and Dim T chains – has said it plans to offer takeaway and delivery services across the 43 units it has open until the government announces it is prohibited from doing so or it is not viable to continue those services.
The company opened reopened 38 restaurants following the end of the second national lockdown, with an additional five units providing takeaway and delivery.
In a trading update this morning, it said that a further nine units will move to providing takeaway and delivery services only as a result of Tier 3 measures being introduced in London and Essex from today.
Certain restaurants within the company’s estate have remained closed due to poor trading conditions in their locality, it added.
“The company continues to monitor developments affecting both the open and closed restaurants in line with the continually changing UK tier restrictions,” it stated. “Trading across the business continues to be challenging with Christmas parties cancelled and the differing levels of restrictions significantly reducing the number of customers eating out and related restaurant capacity restrictions.”
Tasty said that it has been successful in achieving rent reductions and lease concessions on more than half of the estate.
The company is continuing consensual negotiations with landlords and other creditors in respect of outstanding rents and anticipates that this process will now be completed in January 2021.