Gourmet Burger Kitchen rescued by Giraffe owner



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Restaurant chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen has been bought out of administration by Boparan Restaurant Group.

The deal includes 35 sites and 669 jobs. However, 26 restaurants and 362 jobs will be lost.

Boparan owns the Giraffe chain and is owned by Ranjit Boparan, who founded 2 Sisters chicken processing company.

GBK, which has had several owners, was most recently owned by South Africa-based Famous Brands.

It was sold out of administration by accountancy firm Deloitte.

“As with a number of dining businesses, the broader challenges facing ‘bricks and mortar’ operators, combined with the effect of the lockdown, resulted in a deterioration in financial performance and a material funding requirement,” Gavin Maher, Joint Administrator at Deloitte, said.



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“We have been working closely with the management team under very difficult market conditions to try and find a funding solution and I am glad to be able to announce the rescue of this well-loved brand together with a large proportion of the sites and workforce.

“However, it’s clearly disappointing that a number of sites have had to close resulting in today’s redundancies.”

The company has been in trouble since November 2018 when it entered a Company Voluntary Arrangement.

Since then, the coronavirus lockdown has hit sales, Deloitte said.

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Woman and three children rescued from two-alarm Brockton house blaze

Fire at 574 Warren Ave., Brockton.
Fire at 574 Warren Ave., Brockton.Brockton FD

Brockton firefighters on Tuesday morning rescued a woman and three children from the third floor of a home that caught fire, officials said.

Via Twitter around 9:30 a.m., Brockton firefighters confirmed the two-alarm blaze at 574 Warren Ave., a three-story wood frame residence.

Minutes later, fire officials tweeted that rescues were “being made from the third floor.”

“Four people rescued over ladders, all companies working,” the department tweeted in another follow-up message.

Brockton Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Galligan said the woman and three children who were rescued were evaluated by EMS at the scene and released. One firefighter was taken to the hospital with a minor hand injury, he said.

The fire started in the basement and the woman and three children were unable to get out on their own, he said.

“The stairways and the hallways were full of smoke,” Galligan said in a telephone interview.

The woman and children were rescued from a third floor window. Firefighters used a ground ladder to take two of them out and a tower ladder to rescue the other two, he said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Galligan said.

“Right now we believe it was accidental,” he said.


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Female leopard roaming around in tea garden for past 10 days in Assam’s Dibrugarh finally rescued – it s viral

A female leopard has been rescued from a tea garden in Dibrugarh.

According to the locals, the leopard has been roaming around in Sepon tea garden for the past 10 days.

Santanu Gogoi, Ranger of Khowang forest official said, “The leopard was roaming around in Sepon tea garden for the past 10 days. After the locals informed the forest department, we placed a cage in the tea garden.”

“On Thursday morning, the leopard was trapped in the cage. This is a female leopard. We will release it into a jungle after a clinical check-up.”

ANI took to Twitter to share images of the recued animal and the officials who carried it out. Take a look at what they shared:

Since being shared, the post has gathered over 200 likes and quite some comments from people.

“Poor animal, might have come out of the forest for food or due to deforestation. We need to focus on them too,” commented a Twitter user expressing their concerns for the animal. Another user of the micro-blogging site simply shared clap emoji to express their reactions.

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