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More than a thousand furloughed workers at the Carluccio’s restaurant group have lost their jobs after the closure of 40 of its 71 outlets by administrators.
Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), which owns the Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner chains, has acquired the Carluccio’s brand and 30 restaurants across the country for a knock-down price estimated at £3 million.
They include nine in London and two in Manchester.
Administrators from FRP Advisory said that the deal with BRG, part of Ranjit Singh Boparan’s food empire, would save more than 800 jobs. The Carluccio’s in Dublin was also acquired by Boparan, but was not part of the FRP administration.
FRP said that it was working closely with the Redundancy Payments Service to ensure that the 1,019 staff affected received their redundancy payments.
The Italian brand was founded by the late celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio in 1999. For the past decade it has