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Azzurri Group closes 75 sites

The owner of Zizzi and Ask Italian restaurant chains said it will close 75 locations, risking the loss of up to 1,200 jobs.
Azzurri Group, which also owns the Coco Di Mama pasta chain, has been sold out of administration to TowerBrook Capital Partners.
The move will keep 225 shops and restaurants open and maintain about 5,000 jobs.
The company said the coronavirus had hit restaurants hard.
"The Covid-19 crisis has had a profound impact on the casual dining sector, bringing many businesses like ours to a standstill," said Steve Holmes, chief executive of Azzurri Group.
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