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Gourmet Burger Kitchen to axe 362 jobs and 26 restaurants despite rescue sale

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) is to close 26 restaurants and axe 362 roles despite being saved from administration.

The chain has been bought in a rescue deal by Boparan Restaurant Group, which also snapped Carluccio’s out of insolvency earlier in the pandemic.

GBK said it had started to see improvements in trading last year after a major restructuring process in 2018, which saw it shut a raft of sites.

However, the company, which had been owned by South African group Famous Brands, said it slid into administration after the virus impacted upon its liquidity and potential to be sold as a solvent business.

The sale will secure the future of 35 GBK restaurants (Rick Findler/PA)

The group has now been sold in a pre-pack administration deal after working with insolvency specialists at Deloitte.

It said the move will save 35 sites and 669 jobs from its original network of 61 restaurants and 1,031 employees.

Gavin Maher, joint administrator at Deloitte, said: “As with a number of dining businesses, the broader challenges facing ‘bricks and mortar’ operators, combined with the effect of the lockdown, resulted in a deterioration in financial performance and a material funding requirement.

“We have been working closely with the management team under very difficult market conditions to try and find a funding solution and I am glad to be able to announce the rescue of this well-loved brand together with a large proportion of the sites and workforce.

“However, it’s clearly disappointing that a number of sites have had to close resulting in today’s redundancies.

“We would like to thank all of those involved in the transaction, including our legal advisers, DLA Piper, and wish the management team, workforce and the new owners, Boparan Restaurant Group, every success in now taking the business forward.”

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We’ve all been spending a lot more time in our homes this year, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve discovered 1,000 things or more to change within your living space. Whether your focus has been on interior design and décor elements, or on creating more comfortable living, now is the time to outfit your nest.

From office chairs to shower heads, we’ve researched all the best Prime Day deals, so you can save on products you’ll be so glad you bought.

Don’t forget to sign up for Prime membership if you haven’t already—it’s a requirement to shop this sale event, but you can always take advantage of the free 30-day trial. Membership also includes free shipping on eligible purchases and exclusive shopping deals, not to mention free access to films, TV shows, books and music. 

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The 11 Best Kitchen Appliances on Sale Now, From an Easy-to-Clean Juicer to an Indoor Grill

You’re spending more time in the kitchen than ever before, so naturally, you want to make a few upgrades—but you don’t want to break the bank. You’re in luck: Small and large appliances are being discounted like nobody’s business right now. Here, our top picks for the 11 best kitchen appliances currently on sale.

Smeg Victoria 36” 4.4 cu ft. Freestanding Gas Range

Are we suggesting you buy a new stove? Yes, we are and for good reason: This one from Smeg features an Ever Clean enamel finish, which resists cracking and grime. It also has an extra burner in addition to the usual four, and one with a dual flame for extra-high heat. (That pot of pasta water? It’s never been boiled faster.)

You could definitely build your knife collection piece by piece, but that can get pricy. This KitchenAid set, on the other hand, contains everything you need to slice, dice, chop and sharpen for just $80. The knife block serves as a safe storage place for those sharp tools, and it has a built-in sharpener, so you can maintain an optimum edge on all your new knives.

Cuisinart 14-Cup Food Processor

If you think you’d never use a food processor, think again. This workhorse can chop vegetables, grate cheese, puree soup and even whip up a mean pie crust. The work bowl has two feed tubes for convenience, as well as multiple stainless-steel blades (including a shredding disc, medium slicing disc and chopping/mixing/kneading blade). Plus, all the removeable parts are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. (But don’t take it from us—Ina Garten is also a huge fan of the Cuisinart brand.)

Buy it ($365; $230)

KitchenAid Professional 500-Series Bowl Lift Stand Mixer

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7 Best Kitchen Items on Sale for Amazon Prime Day

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Get ready to spruce up your kitchen, because some of your favorite kitchenware and appliance brands are offering mega discounts right now.

Amazon kicked off its legendary 48-hour Prime Day sale at midnight and will continue into 11:59 p.m. PT tomorrow, Oct. 14, and some of the deals are astonishing. From programmable slow cookers to cast iron griddles, we pulled together a list of seven of the best kitchen item sales available on Amazon Prime right now. (Related: 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.)

And after, be sure to read 9 Kitchen Essentials You Need for Fall to see the Eat This, Not That! team’s favorite appliance and kitchenware items.

cast iron griddle

This high-end skinny griddle is on sale for about $90, down from it’s original price $159.95. Whether you’re making grilled cheese, pancakes, or chicken skewers, this cast iron griddle is durable and retains heat better than traditional pans. (Related: 35 Quick and Amazing Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes)

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steak knife set

Imagine elevating your homemade steak dinner with a classy knife set made with stainless steel blades? The set includes eight, 4-inch serrated blade steak knives all enclosed in a wooden box made easy for storing. The knife set was originally $160, but for Amazon Prime Day the price is just $40. (Related: The 10 Best Kitchen Knife Sets Under $100)

cuisinart mixer

The stand mixer that’s perfect for any home baker is down from $365 to $199.95. Complete with 12 speeds and a stainless steel bowl, this deal isn’t one you’ll want to pass up on—especially if you’re trying to perfect

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Amazon Prime Day is here and we’re here to help you shop wisely. While you might be seeing a ton of featured deals on TVs and smart gadgets, Prime Day is about more than just tech—you can find great savings on top-rated knife sets, pressure cookers and small appliances, too (just be sure to sign up!). 

These are the best deals for cooking and kitchen products we’ve found. And be sure to check out our full list of all the best Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals.

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