Published On: Fri, Mar 27th, 2020

Coronavirus UK: Carluccio’s ‘lines up administators’ – could put 2,000 jobs at risk


Italian restaurant chain, Carluccio’s, is thought to be in talks with administrators which could see the brand close down. This comes after restaurants were forced to close amid the coronavirus crisis.

They revealed it would be “difficult to find a buyer during these times”, forcing the restaurant to close.

A spokesperson for FRP said: “FRP is working with the Directors of Carluccio’s to consider all options for the company in the current climate.”

Earlier this month, the chain released a statement to announce store closures.

The lengthy statement said: “Further to the government announcement on 20th March we are temporarily closing all our UK & Ireland Carluccio’s restaurants and delis from the evening of 20th March to support the wider national effort to fight COVID-19.

“The health and safety of our teams and guests have always been – and will always be – our overarching priority.

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“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing teams and suppliers, who have worked tirelessly to keep us going to this point.

“Their incredible understanding and support throughout a challenging few days has meant more than we can articulate.

“And, of course, a huge thank you to you, our guests, who are the reason Carluccio’s is here today.

“Thank you for your loyalty over the past two decades, for dining with us over the past few weeks, and for all of your messages of support.

The chain was founded in 1999 with the first restaurant opening in London.

Since then, the brand has opened restaurants across the UK.

Carluccio’s has more than 2,000 employees.

 



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