Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant empire on verge of collapse
May 21, 2019 | 4:27 PM
by Times News Service
Celebrity Chef Jaime Oliver.

London: Celebrity Chef Jaime Oliver’s restaurant empire is on verge of collapse and it is calling in administrators, putting close to 1300 jobs at risk.

The company, which includes 23 Jamie’s Italian outlets, plus the Fifteen and Barbecoa restaurants in London and Jamie’s Diner at Gatwick airport has said that financial consulting firm KPMG will be appointed as the administrator.

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.

“I would also like to thank all the customers who have enjoyed and supported us over the last decade, it’s been a real pleasure serving you.

“We launched Jamie’s Italian in 2008 with the intention of positively disrupting mid-market dining in the UK high street, with great value and much higher quality ingredients, best-in-class animal welfare standards and an amazing team who shared my passion for great food and service. And we did exactly that.”

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