Cardiff vegan restaurant announces closure due to rising costs

16 September 2022 by
Cardiff vegan restaurant announces closure due to rising costs

An independent vegan restaurant in Cardiff has announced its closure after being "hit hard" by the pandemic and "engulfed by the devastating effects of the current economic/energy crises and Brexit".

"We fear, that without substantial government intervention, many more independent businesses will go to the wall. They must be supported immediately," said Got No Beef in a post on its website.

The business announced that 11 September was its last service. It opened in December 2019 and exhibited at vegan events across the UK before that.

The sibling founders Tom, Jacqueline and Hannah said they were going to "take a break" following the closure.

"It's been a ride, one of ups and downs, regular 100+ hour work weeks, copious amounts of coffee, much laughter, some tears and loaded fries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It energised us and wore us out in equal measure. It gifted us the best of times and, occasionally, the worst of times. However, being able to work as a family unit, day-to-day, is something we'll treasure for the rest of our lives," they said in a statement.

"The stream of rave reviews, cute booking comments, satisfied faces and empty plates filled us with considerable joy. But nothing filled us with joy quite like some of the more profound messages/conversations we have had over the past few years, from the many who told us the integral role that Got No Beef played in their transition to veganism, to the parents informing us that Got No Beef was a safe space in which their child who was a member of the LGBT community felt free to be their quintessential self. To know that we helped make a difference, no matter how big or small, were just incredibly special moments for us as a family."

The business is the latest to close due to soaring costs – BrewDog announced recently that it was closing six of its bars due to unsustainable costs. The hospitality industry faces "widespread business failure" with tens of thousands of job losses unless the government steps in to tackle energy costs, UKHospitality has said.


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