The future of the Little Chef restaurant chain was thrown into doubt after its owners, The People's Restaurant Group, went into administration after suffering ‘significant losses’ over the last year.
But 193 of the 235 Little Chef sites have been bought by turnaround specialist R Capital.
Another chain frequented by company car drivers, Travelodge, has compiled a list of some of the most bizarre items left by guests in its hotel rooms.
They include Porsche and Aston Martin keys, false teeth, a full six foot length of snake skin and a pet dog.
Among the most common items regularly left behind are mobile phones and chargers, laptops, shoes and electrical gadgets such as iPods and digital cameras.