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Frankie & Benny’s to shut ‘large number’ of stores permanently after coronavirus cash loss

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A 'LARGE number' of Frankie & Benny's restaurants will not reopen after lockdown, it has been reported.

The owner of The Restaurant Group (TRG) dining chain will tell staff today that many sites are "no longer viable to trade and will remain closed permanently", according to an email seen by the BBC.

The email adds: "The Covid-19 crisis has significantly impacted our ability to trade profitably, so we've taken the tough decision to close these restaurants now."

There are 236 Frankie & Benny's restaurants across the UK but it's not clear how many sites will be affected by the permanent closures.

The BBC reports that the message was sent to managers in the group's Leisure Division.

The BBC says TRG declined to comment on the report.

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