The board of upmarket restaurant chain Groupe Chez Gerard has announces that the financial results for the last full year (to 1 July) will fall below analyst's expectations. Profit before tax is now expected at around £2m. The group has blamed the foot and mouth crisis over the last three months and a 20% down turn in London tourism and for the results. The fall in US tourists is particularly blamed for the drop in takers for the company's seasonal joint programme of visitor packages with local hotels and theatres.