Carluccio’s Middle East will remain operational despite UK troubles

The chain in the UK is reported to be entering administration

Carluccio's at Deira City Centre
Carluccio's at Deira City Centre

Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s has assured its business in the Middle East will be unaffected by the chain in the UK reportedly going into administration.

According to The Guardian, its UK business has appointed FRP Advisory, a restructuring specialist to work with the brand. The firm said in a statement: “FRP is working with the directors of Carluccio’s to consider all options for the company in the current climate.”

If the UK arm does go into administration it would put more than 2,000 jobs at risk. Carluccio’s Middle East, a division of the Landmark Group however has said it is independent from the UK’s situation.

“The Middle East operations of Carluccio’s are independent from the UK business, and remain unaffected by the decision of Carluccio’s UK to pursue going into administration,” Carluccio׳s Middle East said in a statement to sister publication Arabian Business on Sunday.

The restaurant chain was bought by Dubai’s Landmark Group a decade ago and in 2018 received a US$13.2 million investment to rescue the chain from collapse.

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