Casual dining casualtiesNews of Prezzo’s struggles arrive as other mid-market restaurants battle against diner disinterest. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s chain of Italian eateries underwent a similar restructuring in January as part of a CVA, while upmarket burger business Byron agreed a CVA with its own auditors the same month. Unlike the above chains, Prezzo’s hopes its £5m profit in 2017 and 11m cash in the bank will enable it to continue trading. Some customers took to Twitter to suggest the quality of food and service was responsible for poor revenue, rather than a general decline in casual dining.
There’s a reason why Jamie’s Italian and Prezzo are closing restaurants. It’s because the food is bad. Went to a Prezzo last month. Asked for mustard (any sort). None. How can a kitchen not have mustard ‘Nothing is actually cooked in our kitchen.’ Gathered it’s ‘assembled’? SUSAN HILL (@susanhillwriter) March 2, 2018
Is Prezzo in trouble as well? Too be honest they need to look at their offering from my one & only experience last year. You can’t blame poor food quality, hosting or atmosphere on rates? thomo (@helloyoufool) February 28, 2018
HI @love_prezzo I see in the news your closing some restaurants. Can I recommend the one at Vanguard, York is on the list. Had a couple of poor customer service experiences there and not been back for a while.? Richard Stirk (@rbs_york) February 28, 2018