The baked potato specialist Spudulike has closed all 37 of its branches with the loss of nearly 300 jobs, the latest in a growing list of once-familiar retail names to disappear from the high street.
The business has collapsed after failing to secure backing from landlords for a rescue restructure.
Spudulike has branches across the UK, from Dundee in Scotland to Plymouth in Devon and Londonâ€™s Oxford Street. Staff have been made redundant without back pay or holiday pay after Neil Bennett and Alex Cadwallader of Leonard Curtis were appointed as administrators of the parent company, T&G Fast Food Developments, late last week.
The company, which also trades as Fat Jackets, last month tried to restructure via an insolvency process known as a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).