Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver has informed he is “dispirited ” after his restaurant group went into administration, pushing up to 1,300 jobs at risk. The Group, which adds the Italian chain, Barbecoa and Fifteen have hired KPMG as administrators. Totally, 25 restaurants influenced by the move, 23 of which are tied with the Italian chain of Jamie.
Mr. Oliver said “I appreciate how difficult this is for everyone affected. He added, “ 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.”
He included, “ 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.”
Jamie Oliver Holdings, which operates Jamie Oliver Licensing and Jamie Oliver Limited, as well as the international restaurant franchise business. Italian International Jamie will resume trading as normal Mr. Oliver is known for his Naked Chef books and TV shows, broadcast more than dozens in countries, after first being shown in the UK 20 years ago.
He has also promoted for healthier eating, along with school meals. On the UK High Street, his chain is the latest victim of the cracked downing business environment. Over the past two years, the business of Mr. Oliver has confronted difficulties.