SHUT DOWN: REMOANER Jamie Oliver shuts down 12 more restaurants

The restaurateur blamed Brexit last time, after losing £10m...


Jamie Oliver, arch REMOANER has been forced to shut down ANOTHER 12 restaurants

The Jamie’s Italian sites are set to be closed as part of a restructure.

The “restructure” will leave the other 25 restaurants open and unaffected.

A third of the faltering chain’s current sites will shut: Bath, Bristol, Bluewater, Chelmsford, Greenwich, Harrogate, Kingston, Milton Keynes, Piccadilly Diner, Reading, St Albans and Threadneedle Street.

This is 2 months after it was reported the Jamie’s Italian chain was bailed out by chefs parent company, after losing £9.9 million.

CEO Jon Knight said “This was not an easy decision but it’s a crucial step”

It will “ensure our strong and much-loved brand will continue to serve our loyal customers.”

CLOSING – Jamie Oliver has shut 18 restaurants in the last 12 months.

This comes a year after the chain blamed the Brexit Vote, as it shut 6 restaurants, in January 2017.

However, Jamie Oliver had already closed 3 of his then 4 Union Jacks restaurants in 2014.

Jamie’s Italians have in the past attracted criticism from Staff and customers alike, citing tiny portions, bland steaks and poor working conditions.

Jamie hasn’t got it right on Brexit before though…

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