9 restaurant chains and shops that won’t reopen after the pandemic

Non-essential shops and retailers had to temporarily close their doors when the UK entered into lockdown in March, and many have since struggled with the financial burden

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 12:41 pm
Shops and restaurants

Some have since entered into administration and closed all stores completely, with some chains set to see some (or the majority) of their shops remain closed permanently

Shoe chain Aldo collapsed into administration after its Canadian parent firm Aldo Group drafted in administrators at insolvency specialists RSM. Aldo has announced that five out of its 13 UK shops will not reopen (Photo: Shutterstock)
The chain entered into administration for the second time this year in April, with 17 stores to permanently close (Photo: Shutterstock)

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Cath Kidston announced the closure all of its 60 UK stores with the loss of 900 jobs (Photo: Shutterstock)
Oasis will permanently close all of its stores and online shopping (Photo: Shutterstock)
Warehouse will permanently close all of its stores and online shopping after administrators said they had been unable to secure a rescue deal (Photo: Shutterstock)
Laura Ashley has closed some of its stores permanently after entering into administration (Photo: Shutterstock)
Frankie and Benny’s owner, The Restaurant Group (TRG), is set to permanently close between 100 and 120 restaurants. The majority of these closures will affect Frankie and Benny’s sites. Smaller sister brands such as Garfunkel’s are also affected (Photo: Shutterstock)
Chiquito, owned by the Restaurant Group, is also set to permanently close the majority of its restaurants (Photo: Shutterstock)
Carluccio’s, which had been owned by Dubai-based retailer Landmark since 2010, called in FRP Advisory as administrator on March 30, before 31 of its 72 sites were bought for 3.4million GBP by the Boparan Restaurant Group (Photo: Shutterstock)