Ian Pegler, the chief executive of Little Chef, has parted company with the roadside diner operator after just over two years in the role. A statement from the group confirmed Pegler's departure following the "delivery of the initial two-year plan fro the regeneration" of the chain", bet-known for its Olympic cooked breakfast and fat Charlie logo. The business is owned by R Capital. Pegler achieved national fame after several rather unfortunate appearances in a Channel Four television programme with chef Heston Blumenthal - who had been asked to design a new menu and look for the Little Chef brand. A new look for Little Chef was launched at Popham, near Winchester and has since been extended to other Little Chef outlets in Kettering, Oxford and York. Pegler's departure, according to the Guardian newspaper, means the refurbishment programme will be reassessed. Pegler, who has worked for Marks & Spencer and Dixons, ran Little Chef and its sister restaurant Happy Eater in the 1980s for Forte, before rejoining in 2008. He said that his departure was private but that the job "was done". He said: "The business was turned round."