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Job losses as Aberdeen burger restaurant goes bust

Handmade Burger Company in Aberdeen's Union Square has closed.
Handmade Burger Company in Aberdeen's Union Square has closed.

Restaurant chain Handmade Burger Company has closed in Aberdeen after the company went into administration today.

The eatery at Union Square shopping centre is one of 18 sites across the UK that have shut.

Despite considerable efforts the sale of the Company’s business had been unsuccessful resulting in a loss of 283 jobs.

David Griffiths, Conrad Beighton and Paul Masters of Leonard Curtis Business Rescue & Recovery were appointed Joint Administrators of The Burger Chain Limited.

The firm said: “The casual dining market in the UK has experienced significant challenges over the last four years, largely as a result of overcapacity in the sector, which has resulted in a significant number of insolvencies.

Union Square in Aberdeen

“Sales at Handmade Burger Co. restaurants have almost halved during this period, which has proved to be unsustainable.

“It is disappointing that circumstances have meant that a sale of the business has not been possible in this case, but our focus now should be on those employees affected by this difficult news.

“We will work hard to provide them with all necessary assistance to claim for monies which remain due to them.”

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