Trouble’s brewing all over Whitbread group

Breakups are rife at the plc and in the headlines, with news of a US investor adding to speculation that it might spin off or sell some of its companies

Everybody seems to be talking about breakups at Whitbread, the group that owns the likes of Costa Coffee, Premier Inn and Brewers Fayre.Take these three recent headlines, for example: “Furious wife confronts her ‘cheating’ husband and ‘his mistress’ at a seaside Premier Inn,” said Mail Online last Tuesday.A day later and the Sun screamed: “Fromage a Trois,” as it informed us about two chefs and a waitress at Brewers Fayre getting themselves entangled in a love triangle (and a potential knife ...