Jon Knight, chief executive of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, tells Emma Lake how he plans to rethink and relaunch the restaurant chain with a fresh focus from its celebrity chef owner
Bruised, a bit bloodied but optimistic for the future, Jon Knight, chief executive of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, has dusted himself off after six months that have seen the closure of 12 sites and the business entering a company voluntary agreement (CVA).
We meet in Jamie's Italian in Oxford, where preparations are under way for a celebration of the brand's 10th birthday. The George Street restaurant was Jamie's Italian's first site and opened to great fanfare in 2008, with customers queueing round the block.
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