KPMG has confirmed that Cabana branches in Manchester and Southampton have shut for good after it agreed a deal that has seen the Brazilian casual dining chain exit administration.
Will Wright and Steve Absolom from KPMG’s restructuring practice were appointed joint administrators of the troubled chain last Friday and immediately sold the majority of the business and its assets to Hush Brasseries. Hush is owned by restaurateur Jamie Barber, who launched Cabana eight years ago.
156 employees have been transferred as part of the move, but KPMG said that the Southampton and Manchester sites, which were not part of the sale, have been closed with immediate effect.
Its other five sites are all based in London.
Mr Absolom said: “Whilst it is always pleasing to preserve a significant number of jobs, sadly a number of redundancies are to be made at the restaurants in Manchester and Southampton. Over the coming days, our priority is to ensure all employees who have been affected by redundancy receive the information and guidance they need in order to claim monies owed from the Redundancy Payments Office.”