JAMIE Oliver’s restaurant empire has called in administrators putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk of being cut.
The celebrity chef’s company, which includes 23 Jamie’s Italian restaurants and the Fifteen and Barbecoa outlets, is understood to have appointed KPMG as administrators, reports The Guardian.
Rex Features Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire has called in administrators
Jamie Oliver said: “I am deeply saddened by this outcome and would like to thank all of the staff and our suppliers who have put their hearts and souls into this business for over a decade.
“I appreciate how difficult this is for everyone affected.”
The struggling restaurant chain has been looking for a buyer in over the past few months after leaving 16 landlords £1million out of pocket.
Last year, it was revealed that the TV chef’s firm owed staff £2.2million and was in £71.5million worth of debt.
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