Jamie Oliver ‘to shut’ 12 branches of Jamie’s Italian as downturn bites

TV CHEF Jamie Oliver could have to shut 12 of his Italian eating places as he battles a enterprise downturn.

Workers may very well be informed of the attainable closures as early as subsequent week.

A supply mentioned: “It’s devastating information, and the timing is fairly dangerous too.

“Formally, workers can be informed the closures are due to firm streamlining.

“However hard-working, loyal workers who’ve given their all for Jamie Oliver now concern being tossed apart like rubbish. It’s absolutely the dole queue for some and this entire factor stinks.”

Branches in danger embrace St Albans, Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Bristol and Cardiff.

A supply mentioned jobs would clearly be misplaced and ‘the entire thing stinks’

A Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group spokesman mentioned it was “exploring plans to restructure its Jamie’s Italian restaurant property”. However he mentioned no closing choice had been made.

Final yr Jamie, 42, closed seven Italian eating places and his Union Jacks pizza chain.

His eating places misplaced £9.9million final yr, having made a revenue of £2.4million a yr earlier.

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