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Byron to cut 650 jobs and close 31 outlets

Byron will permanently close 31 restaurants with the loss of 651 jobs despite the burger chain being bought out of administration.

It will shut more than half its 51 sites after becoming the latest casual dining business to be hammered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Administrators at KPMG said that the brand and certain assets had been sold to a newly formed company called Calveton in a move that will protect its 20 remaining sites and 551 employees.

Will Wright, partner at KPMG and joint administrator, said the sale “ensures Byron will continue to have a presence on our high streets”.

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