Disappointment for Sheffield customers as popular Valley Centertainment chain restaurant closes

A popular chain restaurant at Sheffield's Valley Centertainment leisure park has closed its doors.

Monday, 22nd January 2018, 10:30 am
Updated Monday, 22nd January 2018, 10:35 am
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Handmade Burger Co, which has a restaurant at Meadowhall as well as the former Valley Centertainment site, has closed its doors to customers.

Sheffield customers posted on the company's Facebook page asking why the restaurant was not open on multiple occasions when they had been to eat there.

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A spokesperson for Handmade Burger Company confirmed on their official Facebook page that the restaurant had in fact now closed.

"Unfortunately we've had to close our doors at Valley Centertainment," a spokesperson said.

Doubts surrounding the company's future began to emerge in July 2017 when the company went into administration.

A press statement from administrators Leonard Curtis Recovery said nine out of the company's 29 restaurants were closed with the loss of 163 jobs.

However, administrators soon confirmed that a sale had been agreed meaning that the remaining 20 chains would continue to operate.

The announcement meant that Sheffield workers were part of the 530 who had their jobs saved.

Joint Administrator Julien Irving said: “Since our appointment on 6 th July we have worked hard to secure the most favourable outcome for all creditors.

“Despite being unable to propose a CVA, we have since managed to secure a buyer for the business and are delighted that this positive outcome has been achieved.”