Published On: Thu, Jul 2nd, 2020

Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas close 91 restaurants – full list of branches

Casual Dining Group has entered into administration, closing restaurants across the UK immediately. This will affect branches of the chains Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Las Iguanas.

Casual Dining Group CEO James Spragg said: “After reviewing all our options with advisors, it became clear that we needed to take this action in order to protect the business and secure the best possible future for Casual Dining Group as we look to conclude a potential sale.”

In May this year, Casual Dining Group filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators.

It has now confirmed that branches will be closed and Alix Partners has been appointed to handle the process.

Joint administrator at Alix Partners Clare Kennedy said: “We appreciate that this is an extremely difficult time for all those associated with Casual Dining Group.

“Our immediate priorities are to assist those whose employment has been affected by today’s announcement and to secure a sale for the group in order to protect jobs and provide the group’s much-loved brands with a sustainable platform for the future.”

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