Boparan Restaurants set to swoop for Carluccio’s sites – reports

Carluccio's in Brindleyplace, Birmingham

Birmingham-based Boparan Restaurants is set to save 900 jobs with a takeover of 30 Carluccio’s restaurants, its brand and head office, according to reports.

Sky News says that a deal with FRP Advisory, which was appointed to the restaurant chain in March, is imminent. However, the move would still mean that 1,000 people would be facing redundancy.

Boparan Restaurants boss, Ranjit Boporan, often referred to as the “chicken king”, owns the Giraffe chain of restaurants. The firm, which operates a number of casual dining brands, is part of the same Boparan family of business that includes 2 Sisters Food Group.

Carluccio’s was set up in 1999 by late chef Antonio Carluccio. It went through a CVA in 2018, shutting 35 loss-making outlets.