Job fears as Carluccio’s goes into administration amid coronavirus shutdown

Dozens of jobs are at risk at a Meadowhall restaurant that is facing collapse after being forced to close its doors due to the coronavirus crisis.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 2:55 pm
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 2:55 pm

Italian restaurant and deli chain Carluccio’s, which has 73 branches across the UK including at Meadowhall’s Oasis Dining Quarter, is expected to be one of the first UK high street casualties of the crisis after announcing plans to call in administrators on Friday.

It is understood that last week Carluccio’s staff were told they would receive just 50 per cent of their wages due for the month, prompting the Unite union to threaten the chain with legal action.

The restaurant brand was founded by Antonio Carluccio in 1999 and previously ran a restaurant on Ecclesall Road, which closed in 2017.

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Meanwhile, today (Monday, March 30) Brighouse, which operates a store on Sheffield’s The Moor, along with burger chain Byron have also fallen into adminstration sparking further job fears.

Jobs fears at Carluccio's after the chain announced plans to call in administrators amid the coronavirus shutdown.