Impacted by the crisis, Flunch will definitely lower the curtain on 39 of its restaurants in France. Others could also be hit with a permanent closure in the coming months. This decision comes within the framework of an employment safeguard plan signed in mid-June.
According to The echoes, Flunch saw its turnover drop by 57% in 2020 compared to 2019. Obviously, the health crisis is involved. a job protection plan, signed in mid-June, concerned the possible closure of 57 restaurants out of the 161 owned by the brand, owned by the Mulliez group.
In the end, 39 Flunch will definitely lower the curtain, which concerns between 800 and 900 jobs, announced Guillaume Lecomte, CEO of the shareholder of Flunch, this Friday, July 2. The layoff notifications are expected to begin around mid-August.
As for the 18 other restaurants affected by the Safeguard Plan, some of them could also go out of business, not all of them being able to benefit from a disposal or takeover plan.
The only Aveyron Flunch not concerned
In the Occitanie region, only that of Portet-sur-Garonne in Haute-Garonne will lower the curtain. Just like that of Aurillac in Cantal. As for the only Aveyron Flunch, the one adjacent to Leclerc in the Estréniol area in Onet-le-Château, “we were not in the Plan”, its director Laurent Moro said. The “Flunch Rodez” is indeed absent from the list of 57 restaurants which are going to close or are threatened with closure or at best sale or takeover.