Belfast Telegraph

Jamie Oliver's old restaurants are sold off

By Henry Saker-Clark

Jamie's Italian's former restaurant sites have been sold off by administrators, with a number being picked up by rival chains.

Property advisers Christie & Co were brought in by administrators to sell off 20 former Jamie Oliver sites after the celebrity chef's restaurant group collapsed in May.

Administrators KPMG closed 22 of Jamie Oliver's 25 restaurants, leading to around 1,000 redundancies, after investment could not be secured to keep them trading.

The celebrity chef said he was "devastated" by the collapse of his restaurant business, which included Jamie's Italian, Barbecoa and Fifteen.

KPMG tasked Christie & Co with finding buyers for 20 former Jamie's Italian sites across the UK, including seven in London, as well as units in Glasgow and Brighton.

Most of them were in prime locations.

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