The Manchester-based Italian restaurant group Tre Ciccio has been placed in administration.
The group operated three restaurants in Altrincham, Bramhall, and Ramsbottom, but the Bramhall site closed shortly before creditors were brought in.
However, while there is much uncertainty, the remaining two venues are – as of Friday – continuing to trade while the financial position of the business is assessed.
“We can confirm Tre Ciccio Ltd is currently in temporary administration for a limited period due to losses in the Tre Ciccio Bramhall restaurant,” a statement from the group said.
“However, we are trading as normal and it’s very much business as usual while we go through a restructuring process.
“We would ask all our Tre Ciccio customers to continue to support us through this period and continue to enjoy our new January menu with the offer of 25 per cent off food.”
Patrick Lannagan, joint administrator, told the Manchester Evening News: “Given the popularity of the restaurants, we are confident that we can achieve a positive outcome for all of the sites.”