Tasty, the operator of the Dim T chain of restaurants, has reported reduced pre-tax losses of £92,000 for the first half of the year ended 29 June 2008, down from losses of £137,000 in 2007. The company said that it had succeeded in cutting operating losses through wage cost management and increased buying power offsetting food increases across the sector. The group, which posted a 52% increase in turnover to £3.7m, up from £2.4m in 2007, said that the business had performed in line with expectations despite the challenging economic climate. Keith Lassman, Tasty’s chairman, said: “Despite the continuing challenging economic conditions, we continue to trade in line with expectations for 2008 and the average spend at the restaurants means the business should be well positioned for the economic conditions ahead.” He said that the company, which currently has 10 sites, planned to open a new restaurant under the Italian themed Wildwood brand later this month and that further new openings would depend on the group’s cash resources.