For anyone who’s ever fantasized about putting the massively popular reality television chef Gordon Ramsay out of business, that just became an ever so slightly more attainable goal. If you enjoy hate-watching the Hell’s Kitchen host berate and humiliate contestants on national television, all the while praying one day he’d get his, you’re in luck. According to the Daily Mail, Ramsay’s restaurants collectively lost a million pounds last year, and it’s the third straight year in which its experienced substantial losses. The year prior, it apparently lost 1.5 million. The company is called Kavalake. It runs fourteen restaurants in London alone, along with an additional fifteen in other countries.
Publicly there seems to be no real expression of concern amongst the owners. Spokespeople for the firm say they’re doing well and that there’s nothing to worry about. As a matter of fact, the bosses of several of the restaurants have stated plans of expanding both locally and abroad, as opposed to closing.
Much of the funding reportedly comes from Barclays Bank, which has invested some 13 million pounds over the next five years, suggesting a loss of 1 to 1.5 million as hardly being enough to even consider slowing down plans.
Relatively speaking, it’s no small feat that it has softened the blow by some 500,000 pounds from 2014 to 2015. Still, three years without profit from such an expansive food empire is not something that should go ignored, even if its spokespeople don’t want to declare their concerns publicly. The firm’s debt has tiptoed past the 20 million mark and if returns don’t start moving in the opposite direction to a great degree, that investment money will quite likely begin to slow up sooner rather than later.
Take this news as you may. The firm as a whole is losing money, yet those who represent the Gordon Ramsay Group and Kavalake do not seem to have an ounce of concern and have indeed decreased losses by a third since two years ago. So if you’re one of those rooting against Mr. Ramsay, you may want to hold your tongue. The future is unpredictable and anything could happen. But in the meantime, you should be working on your food handling skills.
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