Pret a Manger cuts 400 more jobs and closes six more stores | Company


Costa Coffee – 1,650 jobs September 3: The company, bought by Coca-Cola two years ago, cuts up to 1,650 jobs in its cafes, or more than one in 10 of its workforce. The role of deputy store manager will apply to all stores.Pret a Manger – 2,890 jobs August 27: The majority of the cuts are focused on employees in the sandwich chain workshops, but 90 positions will be lost in its support center teams. The cuts include the 1,000 job cuts announced on July 6.

Pizza Express – 1,100 jobs August 4: The restaurant chain plans to close 70 restaurants as part of a bailout restructuring deal.

Azzurri Group (includes Ask Italian and Zizzi) July 17: 1,200 jobs lost and 75 restaurants closed before sale to private equity firm

Byron July 31: 31 out of 51 restaurants closed as part of a rescue operation, with 650 job cuts.

Carluccio Collapsed in March. Around 1,200 jobs were lost when only 31 of its 73 sites were taken over by investor Ranjit Singh Boparan.

Casual dining group (includes Cafe Rouge, Bella Italia, and Las Iguanas) July 2nd: Closed 91 of its 250 outlets last month, with the loss of 1,900 jobs. Sold to private equity.

Chilango July 22: Admitted to being on the verge of collapse, with potential loss of 152 jobs.

Pizza Express Closure of 67 points of sale, putting 1,100 jobs at risk.

Ready to eat July 6: Closure of 30 branches as part of a larger restructuring endangering at least 1,000 jobs.

The restaurant group June 3: Closure of 61 of the 80 branches of the Tex-Mex chain Chiquito and 11 Food and Fuel pubs, cutting 1,500 jobs. Closure of 120 other sites, mainly Frankie & Benny’s, with nearly 3,000 jobs being created.

Thrown I went bust in July. Its 20 stores are closed. 260 dismissed employees.

Photograph: Dominic Lipinski / PA


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