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A mai üzleti hír az éttermek helyzetével foglalkozik Nagy Britanniában. Egyre több megy csődbe – beleértve Jamie Oliver étteremláncát is. Ezt a helyzetet elemzi a Guardian cikke.
The number of UK restaurants going bust jumped by a fifth last year as major chains came under pressure from rising costs and competition amid a squeeze on consumer spending.
There were nearly 1,000 insolvencies across the restaurant industry in 2017.Pressure on the restaurant sector is now hitting even the biggest names on the high street. The jump in insolvencies over the last year demonstrates just how tough the current economic conditions are for the restaurant trade.The rise in the legal minimum wage and low availability of staff prompted by fewer Europeans coming to the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote have increased the challenges. The fall in the value of the pound has made potential take-home pay less attractive for European workers and increased the price of food and other essentials for restaurateurs.
To some extent, the troubles at Jamie’s Italian reflect the wider market for casual dining. Business boomed as the economy picked up after the financial crisis and consumers spent more on eating out. But a glut of new openings led to intense competition, combined with rent rises, higher business rates and increasing food prices.
In December, Oliver pumped £3m of his own money into the business, and in January the chain said it would close 12 of its 37 UK branches, as part of a rescue deal with its creditors to keep trading.Last week, court documents emerged showing Jamie’s Italian had debts of £71.5m. Staff were owed £2.2m.
Oliver’s spokeswoman says the £71.5m figure paints a distorted picture – £47m is covered by loans from HSBC and Jamie Oliver companies. She adds that money owed to suppliers, the taxman and employees is standard for a business and, she says, everyone has been paid. But the documents show the business was on the verge of going bust.
go bust: csődbe megy
prompt: kivált, előidéz
in the wake of: valami nyomán, követően
to some extent: bizonyos mértékig
casual dining: mindennapi, nem luxus étkezés
pick up: erősödik, javul
distorted: torz, eltorzított
on the verge of: valami szélén
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- ……….is not probable, the company has a good liquidity situation.
- The adverse publicity gave a……….picture about the company -the competition wanted to destroy their reputation.
- I agree with you………., but this view is a bit one sided.
- The accident ………. her to renew the insurance.
- The presentation started badly but………. in the end.
- The company was……….bankruptcy because of the crisis.
- They ……….the market with cheap Chinese products.
- Epidemics occured ……….the flood.
- Many companies ……… because they cannot keep pace with the competition.
- casual dining 2. insolvency 3. distorted 4. to some extent 5. prompted 6. picked up 7 on the verge of 8. glutted 9. in the wake of 10 go bust