Extremely Fluffy Fluffy Thing posted:

Yeah. Bit of a shock/surprise!

Well, I knew Barbecoa was in trouble, but I hadn’t appreciated how intertwined everything was and that they were all at risk.

 

That said, the writing was on the wall: the reason the BBC’s map of “restaurants at risk” doesn’t show anything in the Southwest is because his key sites in Bristol and Bath closed last year...

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

It's been on the cards for quite some time. It won't be the last either.

 In an attempt to rescue things, he pumped in a lot of his personal cash a couple of years ago but the writing was on the wall

Saint posted:

From Twitter:

 

"Hi Sorry to hear your restaurants are going through a tough patch, have you considered contacting ? He does this show where he goes into failing restaurants and helps turn them around. Just a thought, best wishes n that xx"

Joking aside; I was actually thinking about Gordon Ramsay this afternoon in relation to this story, because Ramsay launched his "Kitchen Nightmares" series to help fellow restaurateurs after he was forced to close his own Glasgow restaurant. IIRC, the figure he quoted was that two-thirds of restaurants close within a year - it really can happen to the best of them...

Yogi19 posted:
Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:

 

It's been on the cards for quite some time. It won't be the last either.

 In an attempt to rescue things, he pumped in a lot of his personal cash a couple of years ago but the writing was on the wall

The analysts were saying that JO was not fleet of foot, able to see where the market was going and have the foresight to make the necessary changes to the business to make it competitive.

 

A number of food outlets have gone under of late, it would seem that the British public change their tastes a bit too rapidly these days. I suspect it may be a bit of the people behind businesses thinking that change is necessary very often and part of the public who constantly need change, possible driving each other.

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