KFC last week made a quarter of its UK head office staff redundant as part of a restructuring that will see the role of area manager disappear.
A total of 27 jobs have been cut as a result of the decision, which follows PepsiCo's purchase of Forte's half-share in KFC last December and the appointment of new managing director Peter Hearl.
Mr Hearl played downthe significance of the redundancies, describing them as "just a bit of ablip in the total scheme of things". He added that jobs had been found for 14 of the redundant staff.
"We decided to streamline work processes, creating bigger jobs with more responsibility," he told Caterer.
EGON's city guide
EGON Ronay's Guides launched its first city guide last week. The publisher's Champagne Mumm Guide to Paris details 600 of the best Parisian restaurants, brasseries, bistros and hotels, listed by arrondissement.
The Paris guide is the first of several international editions which the company has planned. The next, a guide to Europe, will be published at the end of the year. Also on the agenda is a guide to Australia and New Zealand. Each will target the domestic market as well as tourists.
To receive a free copyof Egon Ronay's Champagne Mumm Guide to Paris 1994, look out for our special reader offer in next week's issue.
THE national touristboards of England, Scotland and Wales have appointed London-based public relations company Quentin Bell to raise the profileof the Crown classification scheme among holidaymakers and business travellers.