Yo! Sushi has introduced it can shut 19 eating places and minimize 250 workers as a part of a company-wide restructure.
The firm is launching an organization voluntary association (CVA), permitting it to close loss-making websites.
It stated the present local weather and “modifications in client behaviour” meant that rents at some eating places had been unsustainable.
Yo!’s boss Richard Hodgson stated: “While we’ve already taken measures to scale back prices, rents stay a problem.
“In the present local weather, it is simply not viable for us to maintain any websites that now not carry out.”
The firm additionally stated the CVA will imply it could actually exit 9 websites the place it now not operates however remains to be chargeable for the hire.
‘Eat out to assist out’
Yo! Sushi at the moment had 59 eating places and 10 concessions within the UK.
The firm is participating within the authorities’s ‘eat out to assist out’ scheme, which provides individuals a reduction of as much as £10 per head in the event that they dine at a restaurant between Monday and Wednesday throughout August.
However, Mr Hodgson stated: “Like the remainder of the sector, we have to take decisive motion to adapt to the lasting modifications that the covid pandemic has led to.”
“While it has been a really tough determination to make and I’m very sorry that it’ll imply dropping lots of our group members, a CVA has turn into a necessary measure to safe our enterprise for the longer term, and allow us to guard as many roles as doable.”
More job losses
Meanwhile, the retail sector continues to haemorrhage jobs with River Island saying that it’ll minimize 350 retailer administration and senior gross sales roles.
It provides to 250 jobs River Island stated could be misplaced at its head workplace.
Earlier this week, Debenhams said it would axe 2,500 roles. That is on prime of 4,000 job cuts the division retailer introduced in May.