Pizza Express to cut 1,100 jobs across the UK and close 73 outlets

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National restaurant chain Pizza Express has today announced that they are to close 73 of its 454 outlets, which will put up to 1,100 jobs at risk.

The announcement came after the firm’s majority shareholder – Chinese company Hony Capital – secured a deal to reduce rent costs across its outlets across the UK.

Alongside the announcement regarding the outlets and potential job losses, Pizza Express also confirmed it had hired asset management firm Lazard to try and secure a buyer for the business.

Zoe Bowley, Pizza Express’s Managing Director for the UK and Ireland, said: “Unfortunately, the impact of the global pandemic has meant that we have had to make some incredibly tough decisions to safeguard Pizza Express for the long term.”

Pizza Express outlets to close

  • Aberdeen
  • Aylesbury
  • Barnstaple
  • Biggleswade
  • Billericay
  • Bournemouth (x3)
  • Bramhall
  • Bristol (x2)
  • Bromsgrove
  • Bruton Place, London
  • Charlotte Street, London
  • Chippenham
  • Dalton Park
  • Darlington
  • Dudley, Merry Hill
  • Earls Court, Earls Court Road, London
  • Edinburgh, Holyrood
  • Formby
  • Fulham Palace Road, London
  • Glasgow, Princes Square
  • Glossop
  • Gosforth
  • Grantham
  • Halifax
  • Hampstead, London
  • Hatch End
  • Hereford
  • Heswall
  • Ipswich, Lloyds Avenue
  • Leeds (x2)
  • Ludlow
  • Lymington
  • Melton Mowbray
  • Midhurst
  • Milton Keynes
  • Moseley
  • New Brighton
  • Newcastle
  • Newport, Isle of Wight
  • Newport, South Wales
  • Northallerton
  • Nottingham
  • O2 Finchley, London
  • Orpington
  • Oxford
  • Poole
  • Port Solent
  • Ramsgate
  • Reading
  • Scarborough
  • Sheffield (x2)
  • Shirley
  • Southport
  • Stafford
  • Staines
  • Stoke
  • Stourbridge
  • Sudbury
  • Torquay
  • Uxbridge
  • Wakefield
  • Walsall
  • Wapping
  • Wardour Street, London
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • Whiteley Village
  • Whitstable
  • Wrexham

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