Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas owner Casual Dining Group to appoint administrators
The firm behind Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas is set to appoint administrators.
The future of 6,000 workers is thought to be in doubt, as Casual Dining Group, which owns the restaurant chains, confirmed a notice of intent to appoint administrators had been filed at the High Court.
There are three branches of Italian restaurant Bella Italia in Cambridge - on Bridge Street, in The Grafton Centre and in Cambridge Leisure Park.
There is a Cafe Rouge bistro on Bridge Street and Las Iguanas has a site on Quayside.
A Casual Dining Group spokeswoman said: “As is widely acknowledged, this is an unprecedented situation for our industry and, like many other companies across the UK, the directors of Casual Dining Group are working closely with our advisers as we consider our next steps.
“These notifications will also protect the company from any threatened potential legal action from landlords while we review the detail of the government advice, and formulate a plan for the company in these difficult times.”
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