The owner of Bella Italia and Café Rouge, Casual Dining Group, has fallen into administration.
According to a report by the BBC, almost 1,900 of the group’s 6,000 strong workforce have been made redundant, with 91 sites closing their doors for good.
The BBC said AlixPartners, the appointed administrators, will seek offers on the remaining parts of the business.
Elsewhere, Harrods also cut 700 jobs this week in order to weather the storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to The Guardian, Harrods told its staff that one in seven of its employees would be affected by jobs cut.