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Toby Carvery And All Bar One Owner To Close Sites In The UK

Amelia Ward

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Toby Carvery And All Bar One Owner To Close Sites In The UK

Bosses at the company behind Toby Carvery and All Bar One have announced that some closures will be made across the UK.

No exact figures have been confirmed just yet, but Mitchells & Butlers - the owner of the brands - has said sites will be shut down following the coronavirus lockdowns.

The firm is currently working with legal advisers CBRE in an effort to offload leasehold sites. LADbible understands between 10 and 19 site are set to close.

It's not yet confirmed how many job losses this will cause, but the company confirms the 'at risk' sites are those which have yet to reopen following the first coronavirus lockdown and the closures will make up a 'very small part' of the estate, which covers around 1,700 sites.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

A Mitchells & Butlers spokesperson told LADbible: "As announced in September, M&B re-opened the vast majority of its estate, approximately 95 percent, after the first lockdown ended.

"The remaining sites have been under review on a case-by-case basis since, taking into account factors such as expected footfall and business layout.

"We have taken the difficult decision not to reopen some of these sites and are working with leaseholders on next steps."


With the whole of the hospitality sector taking a considerable hit throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Toby Carvery isn't the first chain to make the decision to close branches.

Italian-themed restaurant chain Frankie & Benny's will not be re-opening some of its sites, with staff being told that they will 'remain closed permanently'.

The restaurant chain temporarily closed all its UK outlets on 23 March to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Bosses at the company that owns the chain, the Restaurant Group, sent an email to staff telling them a 'large number' of branches are 'no longer viable to trade' and won't reopen.


As reported by the BBC, managers received an email in June to advise that some sites would remain closed permanently after lockdown rules were relaxed.

Featured Image Credit: Toby Carvery

Amelia Ward
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