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Jamie Oliver Is Closing 6 Restaurants; Blames Brexit

Jamie Oliver Is Closing 6 Restaurants; Blames Brexit

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver decided to shutter six of his restaurants in the UK, citing Brexit-related pressures

“This is a tough market,” Oliver said, describing life as a post-Brexit restaurateur.

Celebrity chef and nutritional advocate Jamie Oliver announced that he would be closing six of his Jamie’s Italian restaurants across the United Kingdom, citing competition issues after his home country voted to leave the European Union.

“As every restaurant owner knows, this is a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder,” Simon Blagden, chief executive of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, said in a statement. “These closures are in no way a reflection on the dedication and commitment of our staff and my first priority is to try and secure those affected alternative jobs.”

The team will be working on finding alternative jobs for the approximately 120 displaced employees from the six closed restaurants.

Others in the industry have fought back against Oliver’s supposed struggles.

“It is still early days but we can’t blame Brexit for the restaurant business,” a specialist in Italian cuisine told Sky News. “Maybe the chain has got too big, the restaurant business is great when it is small, when it is controlled.”


‘Parmesan Martini’ not Brexit to blame for Jamie Oliver restaurant closures

Sympathy for Jamie Oliver appears to be in short supply on Twitter after the celebrity chef blamed Brexit for the closure of six of his restaurants.

This is the same Jamie Oliver who four years ago expressed his admiration for Ukip and its then leader, Nigel Farage.

“What I love is that Ukip are stirring it up,” Oliver said, a quote that is now beginning to repeat on him like an aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs.

2013 @jamieoliver used his fat tongue to praise @UKIP & @Nigel_Farage for "mixing it up". 2016 fat tongue blamed Brexit for eateries closing https://t.co/4H2hoA41ts

&mdash Alexander Jones® ☠ (@BigAlexJones) January 6, 2017

That’s not Brexit, that’s because the fat tongued wanker puts fucking parmesan in a martini. https://t.co/TQ8emcZQsD

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Parmesan in a Martini? We were unable to track down this particular recipe until @MittenDAmour found it for us.

Bankruptcy would be too good for this kind of fuckery. pic.twitter.com/5LLBDYHjUv

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver closing restaurants "due to Brexit".
Not because food is sub-par, over-priced & no-one has been going for 5 years.
Not that.

&mdash Sempersursum (@sempersursum) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver to close restaurants because of Brexit. Nothing to do with the average food and lacklustre service? https://t.co/NwNEXAJ296

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

@Jon8Stanley I mean it serves Jamie right. He should never have interfered with the Turkey Twizzlers. Playing with dynamite.

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

Oliver’s company blamed “a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder” for the decision to shut half a dozen branches of Jamie’s Italian.

The new issue of the chef’s Jamie magazine promises “feel good food for the year ahead”. Perhaps he should tuck in.


‘Parmesan Martini’ not Brexit to blame for Jamie Oliver restaurant closures

Sympathy for Jamie Oliver appears to be in short supply on Twitter after the celebrity chef blamed Brexit for the closure of six of his restaurants.

This is the same Jamie Oliver who four years ago expressed his admiration for Ukip and its then leader, Nigel Farage.

“What I love is that Ukip are stirring it up,” Oliver said, a quote that is now beginning to repeat on him like an aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs.

2013 @jamieoliver used his fat tongue to praise @UKIP & @Nigel_Farage for "mixing it up". 2016 fat tongue blamed Brexit for eateries closing https://t.co/4H2hoA41ts

&mdash Alexander Jones® ☠ (@BigAlexJones) January 6, 2017

That’s not Brexit, that’s because the fat tongued wanker puts fucking parmesan in a martini. https://t.co/TQ8emcZQsD

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Parmesan in a Martini? We were unable to track down this particular recipe until @MittenDAmour found it for us.

Bankruptcy would be too good for this kind of fuckery. pic.twitter.com/5LLBDYHjUv

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver closing restaurants "due to Brexit".
Not because food is sub-par, over-priced & no-one has been going for 5 years.
Not that.

&mdash Sempersursum (@sempersursum) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver to close restaurants because of Brexit. Nothing to do with the average food and lacklustre service? https://t.co/NwNEXAJ296

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

@Jon8Stanley I mean it serves Jamie right. He should never have interfered with the Turkey Twizzlers. Playing with dynamite.

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

Oliver’s company blamed “a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder” for the decision to shut half a dozen branches of Jamie’s Italian.

The new issue of the chef’s Jamie magazine promises “feel good food for the year ahead”. Perhaps he should tuck in.


‘Parmesan Martini’ not Brexit to blame for Jamie Oliver restaurant closures

Sympathy for Jamie Oliver appears to be in short supply on Twitter after the celebrity chef blamed Brexit for the closure of six of his restaurants.

This is the same Jamie Oliver who four years ago expressed his admiration for Ukip and its then leader, Nigel Farage.

“What I love is that Ukip are stirring it up,” Oliver said, a quote that is now beginning to repeat on him like an aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs.

2013 @jamieoliver used his fat tongue to praise @UKIP & @Nigel_Farage for "mixing it up". 2016 fat tongue blamed Brexit for eateries closing https://t.co/4H2hoA41ts

&mdash Alexander Jones® ☠ (@BigAlexJones) January 6, 2017

That’s not Brexit, that’s because the fat tongued wanker puts fucking parmesan in a martini. https://t.co/TQ8emcZQsD

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Parmesan in a Martini? We were unable to track down this particular recipe until @MittenDAmour found it for us.

Bankruptcy would be too good for this kind of fuckery. pic.twitter.com/5LLBDYHjUv

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver closing restaurants "due to Brexit".
Not because food is sub-par, over-priced & no-one has been going for 5 years.
Not that.

&mdash Sempersursum (@sempersursum) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver to close restaurants because of Brexit. Nothing to do with the average food and lacklustre service? https://t.co/NwNEXAJ296

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

@Jon8Stanley I mean it serves Jamie right. He should never have interfered with the Turkey Twizzlers. Playing with dynamite.

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

Oliver’s company blamed “a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder” for the decision to shut half a dozen branches of Jamie’s Italian.

The new issue of the chef’s Jamie magazine promises “feel good food for the year ahead”. Perhaps he should tuck in.


‘Parmesan Martini’ not Brexit to blame for Jamie Oliver restaurant closures

Sympathy for Jamie Oliver appears to be in short supply on Twitter after the celebrity chef blamed Brexit for the closure of six of his restaurants.

This is the same Jamie Oliver who four years ago expressed his admiration for Ukip and its then leader, Nigel Farage.

“What I love is that Ukip are stirring it up,” Oliver said, a quote that is now beginning to repeat on him like an aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs.

2013 @jamieoliver used his fat tongue to praise @UKIP & @Nigel_Farage for "mixing it up". 2016 fat tongue blamed Brexit for eateries closing https://t.co/4H2hoA41ts

&mdash Alexander Jones® ☠ (@BigAlexJones) January 6, 2017

That’s not Brexit, that’s because the fat tongued wanker puts fucking parmesan in a martini. https://t.co/TQ8emcZQsD

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Parmesan in a Martini? We were unable to track down this particular recipe until @MittenDAmour found it for us.

Bankruptcy would be too good for this kind of fuckery. pic.twitter.com/5LLBDYHjUv

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver closing restaurants "due to Brexit".
Not because food is sub-par, over-priced & no-one has been going for 5 years.
Not that.

&mdash Sempersursum (@sempersursum) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver to close restaurants because of Brexit. Nothing to do with the average food and lacklustre service? https://t.co/NwNEXAJ296

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

@Jon8Stanley I mean it serves Jamie right. He should never have interfered with the Turkey Twizzlers. Playing with dynamite.

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

Oliver’s company blamed “a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder” for the decision to shut half a dozen branches of Jamie’s Italian.

The new issue of the chef’s Jamie magazine promises “feel good food for the year ahead”. Perhaps he should tuck in.


‘Parmesan Martini’ not Brexit to blame for Jamie Oliver restaurant closures

Sympathy for Jamie Oliver appears to be in short supply on Twitter after the celebrity chef blamed Brexit for the closure of six of his restaurants.

This is the same Jamie Oliver who four years ago expressed his admiration for Ukip and its then leader, Nigel Farage.

“What I love is that Ukip are stirring it up,” Oliver said, a quote that is now beginning to repeat on him like an aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs.

2013 @jamieoliver used his fat tongue to praise @UKIP & @Nigel_Farage for "mixing it up". 2016 fat tongue blamed Brexit for eateries closing https://t.co/4H2hoA41ts

&mdash Alexander Jones® ☠ (@BigAlexJones) January 6, 2017

That’s not Brexit, that’s because the fat tongued wanker puts fucking parmesan in a martini. https://t.co/TQ8emcZQsD

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Parmesan in a Martini? We were unable to track down this particular recipe until @MittenDAmour found it for us.

Bankruptcy would be too good for this kind of fuckery. pic.twitter.com/5LLBDYHjUv

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver closing restaurants "due to Brexit".
Not because food is sub-par, over-priced & no-one has been going for 5 years.
Not that.

&mdash Sempersursum (@sempersursum) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver to close restaurants because of Brexit. Nothing to do with the average food and lacklustre service? https://t.co/NwNEXAJ296

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

@Jon8Stanley I mean it serves Jamie right. He should never have interfered with the Turkey Twizzlers. Playing with dynamite.

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

Oliver’s company blamed “a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder” for the decision to shut half a dozen branches of Jamie’s Italian.

The new issue of the chef’s Jamie magazine promises “feel good food for the year ahead”. Perhaps he should tuck in.


‘Parmesan Martini’ not Brexit to blame for Jamie Oliver restaurant closures

Sympathy for Jamie Oliver appears to be in short supply on Twitter after the celebrity chef blamed Brexit for the closure of six of his restaurants.

This is the same Jamie Oliver who four years ago expressed his admiration for Ukip and its then leader, Nigel Farage.

“What I love is that Ukip are stirring it up,” Oliver said, a quote that is now beginning to repeat on him like an aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs.

2013 @jamieoliver used his fat tongue to praise @UKIP & @Nigel_Farage for "mixing it up". 2016 fat tongue blamed Brexit for eateries closing https://t.co/4H2hoA41ts

&mdash Alexander Jones® ☠ (@BigAlexJones) January 6, 2017

That’s not Brexit, that’s because the fat tongued wanker puts fucking parmesan in a martini. https://t.co/TQ8emcZQsD

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Parmesan in a Martini? We were unable to track down this particular recipe until @MittenDAmour found it for us.

Bankruptcy would be too good for this kind of fuckery. pic.twitter.com/5LLBDYHjUv

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver closing restaurants "due to Brexit".
Not because food is sub-par, over-priced & no-one has been going for 5 years.
Not that.

&mdash Sempersursum (@sempersursum) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver to close restaurants because of Brexit. Nothing to do with the average food and lacklustre service? https://t.co/NwNEXAJ296

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

@Jon8Stanley I mean it serves Jamie right. He should never have interfered with the Turkey Twizzlers. Playing with dynamite.

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

Oliver’s company blamed “a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder” for the decision to shut half a dozen branches of Jamie’s Italian.

The new issue of the chef’s Jamie magazine promises “feel good food for the year ahead”. Perhaps he should tuck in.


‘Parmesan Martini’ not Brexit to blame for Jamie Oliver restaurant closures

Sympathy for Jamie Oliver appears to be in short supply on Twitter after the celebrity chef blamed Brexit for the closure of six of his restaurants.

This is the same Jamie Oliver who four years ago expressed his admiration for Ukip and its then leader, Nigel Farage.

“What I love is that Ukip are stirring it up,” Oliver said, a quote that is now beginning to repeat on him like an aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs.

2013 @jamieoliver used his fat tongue to praise @UKIP & @Nigel_Farage for "mixing it up". 2016 fat tongue blamed Brexit for eateries closing https://t.co/4H2hoA41ts

&mdash Alexander Jones® ☠ (@BigAlexJones) January 6, 2017

That’s not Brexit, that’s because the fat tongued wanker puts fucking parmesan in a martini. https://t.co/TQ8emcZQsD

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Parmesan in a Martini? We were unable to track down this particular recipe until @MittenDAmour found it for us.

Bankruptcy would be too good for this kind of fuckery. pic.twitter.com/5LLBDYHjUv

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver closing restaurants "due to Brexit".
Not because food is sub-par, over-priced & no-one has been going for 5 years.
Not that.

&mdash Sempersursum (@sempersursum) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver to close restaurants because of Brexit. Nothing to do with the average food and lacklustre service? https://t.co/NwNEXAJ296

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

@Jon8Stanley I mean it serves Jamie right. He should never have interfered with the Turkey Twizzlers. Playing with dynamite.

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

Oliver’s company blamed “a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder” for the decision to shut half a dozen branches of Jamie’s Italian.

The new issue of the chef’s Jamie magazine promises “feel good food for the year ahead”. Perhaps he should tuck in.


‘Parmesan Martini’ not Brexit to blame for Jamie Oliver restaurant closures

Sympathy for Jamie Oliver appears to be in short supply on Twitter after the celebrity chef blamed Brexit for the closure of six of his restaurants.

This is the same Jamie Oliver who four years ago expressed his admiration for Ukip and its then leader, Nigel Farage.

“What I love is that Ukip are stirring it up,” Oliver said, a quote that is now beginning to repeat on him like an aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs.

2013 @jamieoliver used his fat tongue to praise @UKIP & @Nigel_Farage for "mixing it up". 2016 fat tongue blamed Brexit for eateries closing https://t.co/4H2hoA41ts

&mdash Alexander Jones® ☠ (@BigAlexJones) January 6, 2017

That’s not Brexit, that’s because the fat tongued wanker puts fucking parmesan in a martini. https://t.co/TQ8emcZQsD

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Parmesan in a Martini? We were unable to track down this particular recipe until @MittenDAmour found it for us.

Bankruptcy would be too good for this kind of fuckery. pic.twitter.com/5LLBDYHjUv

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver closing restaurants "due to Brexit".
Not because food is sub-par, over-priced & no-one has been going for 5 years.
Not that.

&mdash Sempersursum (@sempersursum) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver to close restaurants because of Brexit. Nothing to do with the average food and lacklustre service? https://t.co/NwNEXAJ296

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

@Jon8Stanley I mean it serves Jamie right. He should never have interfered with the Turkey Twizzlers. Playing with dynamite.

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

Oliver’s company blamed “a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder” for the decision to shut half a dozen branches of Jamie’s Italian.

The new issue of the chef’s Jamie magazine promises “feel good food for the year ahead”. Perhaps he should tuck in.


‘Parmesan Martini’ not Brexit to blame for Jamie Oliver restaurant closures

Sympathy for Jamie Oliver appears to be in short supply on Twitter after the celebrity chef blamed Brexit for the closure of six of his restaurants.

This is the same Jamie Oliver who four years ago expressed his admiration for Ukip and its then leader, Nigel Farage.

“What I love is that Ukip are stirring it up,” Oliver said, a quote that is now beginning to repeat on him like an aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs.

2013 @jamieoliver used his fat tongue to praise @UKIP & @Nigel_Farage for "mixing it up". 2016 fat tongue blamed Brexit for eateries closing https://t.co/4H2hoA41ts

&mdash Alexander Jones® ☠ (@BigAlexJones) January 6, 2017

That’s not Brexit, that’s because the fat tongued wanker puts fucking parmesan in a martini. https://t.co/TQ8emcZQsD

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Parmesan in a Martini? We were unable to track down this particular recipe until @MittenDAmour found it for us.

Bankruptcy would be too good for this kind of fuckery. pic.twitter.com/5LLBDYHjUv

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver closing restaurants "due to Brexit".
Not because food is sub-par, over-priced & no-one has been going for 5 years.
Not that.

&mdash Sempersursum (@sempersursum) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver to close restaurants because of Brexit. Nothing to do with the average food and lacklustre service? https://t.co/NwNEXAJ296

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

@Jon8Stanley I mean it serves Jamie right. He should never have interfered with the Turkey Twizzlers. Playing with dynamite.

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

Oliver’s company blamed “a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder” for the decision to shut half a dozen branches of Jamie’s Italian.

The new issue of the chef’s Jamie magazine promises “feel good food for the year ahead”. Perhaps he should tuck in.


‘Parmesan Martini’ not Brexit to blame for Jamie Oliver restaurant closures

Sympathy for Jamie Oliver appears to be in short supply on Twitter after the celebrity chef blamed Brexit for the closure of six of his restaurants.

This is the same Jamie Oliver who four years ago expressed his admiration for Ukip and its then leader, Nigel Farage.

“What I love is that Ukip are stirring it up,” Oliver said, a quote that is now beginning to repeat on him like an aubergine parmigiana with crispy breadcrumbs.

2013 @jamieoliver used his fat tongue to praise @UKIP & @Nigel_Farage for "mixing it up". 2016 fat tongue blamed Brexit for eateries closing https://t.co/4H2hoA41ts

&mdash Alexander Jones® ☠ (@BigAlexJones) January 6, 2017

That’s not Brexit, that’s because the fat tongued wanker puts fucking parmesan in a martini. https://t.co/TQ8emcZQsD

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Parmesan in a Martini? We were unable to track down this particular recipe until @MittenDAmour found it for us.

Bankruptcy would be too good for this kind of fuckery. pic.twitter.com/5LLBDYHjUv

&mdash Mitten d'Amour (@MittenDAmour) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver closing restaurants "due to Brexit".
Not because food is sub-par, over-priced & no-one has been going for 5 years.
Not that.

&mdash Sempersursum (@sempersursum) January 6, 2017

Jamie Oliver to close restaurants because of Brexit. Nothing to do with the average food and lacklustre service? https://t.co/NwNEXAJ296

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

@Jon8Stanley I mean it serves Jamie right. He should never have interfered with the Turkey Twizzlers. Playing with dynamite.

&mdash Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) January 6, 2017

Oliver’s company blamed “a tough market and post-Brexit the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder” for the decision to shut half a dozen branches of Jamie’s Italian.

The new issue of the chef’s Jamie magazine promises “feel good food for the year ahead”. Perhaps he should tuck in.


Watch the video: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Brexit Update (November 2021).