Jamie Oliver chain fails
Jamie Oliver’s dream of buying back the farm in Australia is over. The Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group (Australia) collapsed on Monday, with the company being placed in the hands of voluntary administrators less than 12 months after the British celebrity chef visited Australia to relaunch the six local restaurants bearing his name. Oliver bought them from another failed company in March 2017. Jamie’s Italian Canberra closed immediately on Monday. The remaining five sites, in the Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, will continue to operate, salvaged by a last-minute sale to Brisbane-based Hallmark Group.