Pizza Express founder Peter Boizot dies at the age of 89
A serial entrepreneur, Mr Boizot opened the first Pizza Express on Wardour Street, Soho, in 1965 and is credited by many with revolutionising the casual-dining experience.
The brand now has more than 500 restaurants worldwide.
Mr Boizot was a former owner of Peterborough United FC, which posted a statement saying: "Peterborough United Football Club are saddened to learn of the passing of former owner and chairman Peter Boizot at the age of 89.
"The Pizza Express founder was a major part of the success in the late 1990s/early 2000s when Posh secured promotion at Wembley in 2000.
"Everybody at the football club would like to express our condolences and deepest sympathies to the family at this very sad time."