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  • ANOTHER major UK restaurant chain at risk of COLLAPSE
    on March 23, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Just hours after Italian chain Prezzo announced it was shutting 94 branches, another Italian eatery has stepped into the spotlight. Now it emerges Carluccio's could be for sale, signalling troubling times for its 102 restaurants in the UK. The big name is said to be “fighting for survival” following a sharp ... […]

  • Jobs to be axed as Prezzo confirms Chimichanga closures at Port Solent and Whiteley
    on March 23, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Italian restaurant Prezzo will close nearly a third of its branches in a new restructuring plan, including two in The News' patch. ... will close its two Chimichanga outlets at Port Solent and Whiteley, as staff at the sites join 500 employees across the brand set to be axed or placed at different restaurants. […]

  • West Austin Italian eatery suddenly throws in the towel
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    After a five-year run, West Austin Italian joint Winflo Osteria has decided to call it a day. Following a rocky start involving permit delays and a forced name change, Winflo opened at 1315 W. Sixth St. in a renovated 1920s bungalow in 2013. Since then, it has served as a neighborhood restaurant and a ... […]

  • Sotto Sotto chef's secret: Success is based on what you can get others to do
    on March 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    A native of Milan, Italy, Riccardo Ullio moved to Atlanta before college and like many students, spent his time working in the restaurant business while studying environmental engineering. Now a restaurateur and chef, Ullio owns U Restaurants, which includes Sotto Sotto, Fritti and Escorpion in Atlanta ... […]

  • Is your local Prezzo closing down? Full list of closures, including Chimichanga, MEXIco and Cleaver
    on March 23, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Hundreds of jobs will be axed at Italian restaurant chain Prezzo after it agreed a new rescue plan that will shut 94 branches. ... The restaurants identified for closure as part of the restructure are likely to shut in April and May although staff will be told of the exact dates as soon as they have been confirmed ... […]

  • Mediocre food, hysterical politics and £90m down the pan… how Jamie Oliver went from flavour of ...
    on March 23, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Meanwhile, it appears as if punters are also going cold on Jamie's Italian, the celebrity chef's biggest restaurant chain, which has racked up a staggering £70million worth of debt, including £2.2 million in wages owed to staff. As part of a deal with creditors, Jamie has agreed 12 of his 25 sites will shut, ... […]

  • Hamburg's Dos Amigos restaurant reboots to less-Mexican menu
    on March 23, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Remodeling included more couches and firepits on the patio. Read more about Dos Amigos' waterfront patio in this cover story from 2017. Inside, reclaimed barn wood and booths have been added, plus new floors and bathrooms. "We were an Italian restaurant trying to make Mexican food," Canna said. […]

  • Labour shortage blamed for Steveston's higher turnover rate
    on March 23, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    This month, the well-known, long-established Greek restaurant George's Taverna was taken over by the former owner of Italian restaurant Paesano's, ... However, long-time Steveston business owner, Steveston Barbers' Iain Mackelworth, told the Richmond News that, although businesses change hands ... […]

  • Prezzo to close almost 100 restaurants with loss of about 500 jobs
    on March 23, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    ... after the restaurant chain agreed a restructuring plan that will lead to the closure of nearly 100 sites. The company, which is owned by the private equity firm TPG Capital, secured the backing of creditors for a company voluntary arrangement on Friday. The CVA will allow the Italian-themed chain to exit ... […]

  • Chimichanga in Chester WILL close but other Prezzo-owned local restaurants are spared
    on March 23, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    ... Park, which specialise in Italian cuisine, will remain open. The company, owned by private equity firm TPG Capital, secured the backing of creditors for Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) on Friday, which will allow the Italian-themed chain to exit unprofitable branches and secure rent reductions. […]