ONE OF BARBADOS’ MOST popular indigenous business is closing some of its doors and laying off more than 40 workers as it battles with high debt and low spending by patrons.
Pizza Man Doc plans to close four of its seven restaurant outlets by September, putting nearly half of the current staff of 85 people on the breadline.
Owner and founder Gray “Doc” Brome told the Weekend Nation it was not a decision he had taken readily but it was practical in the context of the current economic crisis.
“Closing some outlets is the regretful aspect of it. It isn’t something that we want to do but it makes sense, and we can no longer sustain the heavy blows being forced upon us by the importers and suppliers,” he said in an interview yesterday.