Mitchells & Butlers confirms closures

16 November 2020 by
Mitchells & Butlers confirms closures

Mitchells & Butlers has confirmed some of its sites will close permanently and the group's redundancy process is understood to be nearing completion.

The Telegraph reported that the business – which has a brand portfolio including Harvester, Toby Carvery, O'Neills, Miller & Carter and All Bar One – is expected to close 20 sites.

A spokesperson said: "As announced in September, Mitchells & Butlers reopened the vast majority of its estate, approximately 95%, 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."

Mitchells & Butlers confirmed it had entered redundancy consultations with staff last month. The group, which was established in 1898 and operates around 1,700 restaurants and pubs across the UK, did not confirm the number of redundancies, but said consultations had been opened with "a number of our front-line team" and that the group would seek to redeploy affected staff.

Photo: Shutterstock

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking