Chain restaurant Handmade Burger Co. has suddenly closed it’s doors today at the BH2 leisure complex in Bournemouth
The company has gone into administration for the second time in three years and closed all 18 restaurants across the country including their Bournemouth site, as well as at West Quay in Southampton.
This news comes just days after department store Beales also announced they were going into administration.
Nearly 300 Handmade Burger Co. employees will now lose their jobs as a result of the closures.
The Handmade Burger Company has gone into administration, resulting in 283 job loses.
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In 2017 the chain faced closure but were rescued by a newly incorporated company, The Burger Chain Limited, which allowed them to keep restaurants open.
BH2 has already removed Handmade Burger Co. from their list of restaurants on their website, and the company’s website itself is completely offline.
It is believed that The Burger Chain Limited ran into trouble in the second half of last year.
David Griffiths, Conrad Beighton and Paul Masters of Leonard Curtis Business Rescue & Recovery have been appointed joint administrators.