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Byron burger chain ‘will SHUT 31 restaurants and make more than 600 staff redundant’

Byron burger chain ‘will SHUT 31 restaurants and make more than 600 staff redundant’ in yet another blow to high street economy

  • Company has reportedly been sold in a pre-pack administration to Calveton
  • Byron employee told MailOnline redundancies are ‘effective immediately’
  • Restaurant group had earlier filed notice of intention to appoint administrators

Byron burger chain ‘will shut 31 restaurants and make more than 600 staff redundant’ in yet another blow to the high street economy.

The company has been sold in a pre-pack administration to Calveton and will cut over half of its 1200-strong workforce, according to Sky News.

An employee at Byron also told MailOnline the redundancies would be made ‘effective immediately’.

The burger company has reportedly been sold in a pre-pack administration to Calveton and will cut over half of its 1200-strong workforce

The member of staff said the chain has been ‘sold to investors’, with 31 restaurants not included in the sale.

They told MailOnline: ‘I knew it was coming to be fair but it’s not great to be left out at the last minute, I think a lot of people feel like that.

‘They said they’ve been trying to do everything they could but I think people just feel very betrayed. They have no income now or jobs. 

‘Most have been working there for about a year so they won’t be paid as yo have to work two years, so it’s ridiculous. They said the Government is going to pay for it. They suggested that they sign a job seekers allowance today.’

The employee then claimed: ‘They sold it to investors and then 31 restaurants have not been included in the sale, and everyone working at those restaurants have been made redundant, effective immediately. I think there are only 20 remaining.’ 

MailOnline has contacted KPMG, who declined to comment, and Byron Burgers.

More to follow. 

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