Chefette closing City branch
FAST FOOD CHAIN Chefette is closing one of its City branches from today but there will be no layoffs, it said.
In a press release yesterday the restaurant said its Fairchild Street, location was closing since the lease was not renewed by landlord, the Barbados Workers’ Union Co-operative Credit Union but workers would be transferred to other outlets.
The non-renewal of the lease, Chefette said, was due to the credit union expanding its offices from the second floor above the operation.
“Despite the Fairchild Street closure, Chefette will retain all 31 of its employees from that location and transfer them to other locations across Barbados to preserve their jobs,” the release stated,.
“We thank our loyal customers who patronised our Fairchild Street restaurant over the past 20 years and now focus our efforts to retain all of our 31 staff from that location and continue to expand with the upcoming opening of our new Lancaster, St James restaurant before the end of summer 2017,” the release quoted managing director Ryan Haloute as saying.
The Lancaster restaurant means that Chefette will return to St James after the closure of its Holetown operation in September 2008.
The latest branch will create employment for 50 more people taking Chefette’s staff count to approximately 850. (PR)