Jamie Oliver's Gatwick Airport Restaurants Saved

By Dave Simpson
Jamie Oliver's Gatwick Airport Restaurants Saved

The Gatwick Airport branches of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain have been saved by food outlet operator SSP in a deal that retains all 250 jobs at the last remaining UK trading sites of Oliver's well-known brand.


Last month, the rest of Oliver's restaurant chain in Britain folded, leaving approximately 1,000 people without jobs as branches ceased trading immediately.

Jamie Oliver's Diner, Jamie's Italian and Jamie's Coffee Lounge at Gatwick, south of London, were transferred to SSP Group, an operator of food outlets in travel locations that already runs Jamie Oliver units abroad, which were not involved in the administration process.

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