Tasty, the operator of the Dim T chain of restaurants, has reported a widening in pre-tax loss to £659,000 for the year ended 30 December 2007, compared with a loss of £28,000 the previous year. The company, which has 10 restaurants trading, said that the business had performed in line with expectations, with turnover rising 103% to £5.4m, up from £2.7m in 2006. The group sold its Nottingham site in October and said that it had decided to impair the value of its Tunbridge Wells branch due to its performance falling below expectations. It opened three new sites during the reported period, followed by two further restaurants in 2008 in Victoria and Milton Keynes, with two new outlets planned for the end of the year. Keith Lassman, Tasty’s chairman, said that the company had made an encouraging start to 2008 despite the background of a weakening economy. He said that the Dim T brand, which offered value for money with an average spend of less than £14, was well positioned to meet the growth in causal dining.