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Carluccio’s bought by Giraffe owner but 1,000 tasks cut

Carluccio’s bought by Giraffe owner but 1,000 tasks cut
Image copyright Carluccio Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's has been bought out of administration by the owner of Giraffe restaurants. The deal saves 800 jobs and 30 sites, but 40 restaurants and more than 1,000 jobs will be lost, more than half the total workforce.Administrators ARP said the coronavirus lockdown meant difficult decisions had to be…

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The deal conserves 800 tasks and 30 websites, however 40 dining establishments and more than 1,000 jobs will be lost, more than half the overall workforce.

New owners Boparan Restaurant Group likewise own Fishworks and Ed’s Easy Restaurant dining establishments.

Satnam Leihal, handling director of Boparan Restaurant Group, explained Carluccio’s as a “quality brand” and stated great dining establishments “will recuperate in the long term as people return to consuming out”.

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Antonio Carluccio established the chain in1999

Carluccio’s has dealt with some challenging times in recent years, closing a third of its dining establishments in 2018 as part of a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) rescue strategy.

Like many mid-market restaurants, it has actually felt the force of a fall in consumer costs, integrated with higher service rates, and increases in the minimum wage.

The chain was established more than 20 years ago by celeb chef and restaurateur Antonio Carluccio, who died aged 80 in2017

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