EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

Gordon Ramsay Restaurants

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Inner London; London
Location of affected unit(s): London


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Number Employed: 700

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-03-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 500
Planned Job Reductions max: 500
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 17-04-2020
Direct Dismissals: 500

Additional Information

Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, the UK-based restaurant business, owned and led by the celebrity television chef, has temporarily closed all its 15 restaurants in London because of the COVID-19 outbreak and terminated the employment contracts of approximately 500 employees. The affected employees have been given four weeks’ notice at full pay, during which period they do not have to work.

Responding to criticism from employees and the media about the job cuts, a spokesperson for the company has said that the company is trying to retain as many employees as possible and added that the company welcomed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme introduced by the UK Government.

Gordon Ramsay Restaurants has more than 35 restaurants globally, in Europe, the US and the Middle East.