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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Nothing to do with Brexit*, everything to do with their overpriced, underwhelming offerings, high rents and business rates, and generally crap service. The chaff won't survive, because they don't deserve to survive.

    *Although it will make it harder for such chains to employ staff on a 'minimum-wage-and-not-a-penny-more' basis.
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    I didn't mind Cafe Rouge but I thought they disappeared years ago. Never been in a Bella Pasta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    I didn't mind Cafe Rouge but I thought they disappeared years ago. Never been in a Bella Pasta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Nothing to do with Brexit*, everything to do with their overpriced, underwhelming offerings, high rents and business rates, and generally crap service. The chaff won't survive, because they don't deserve to survive.

    *Although it will make it harder for such chains to employ staff on a 'minimum-wage-and-not-a-penny-more' basis.
    As the article make clear, the Brexit referendum result devalued GBP which pushed up the cost of imported food. Sorry to disturb your fantasies with reality. Just put it down as Project Fear.
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    Their locations will be taken over by betting shops, banks or loan sharks.

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    Cafe Rouge on CW is horrendous. Should have been firebombed.
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    They have to go as they have foreign names
    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    I didn't mind Cafe Rouge but I thought they disappeared years ago. Never been in a Bella Pasta.
    I liked Café Rouge on the rare occasions I've gone there - but it's always so empty I have no idea how they've survived this long

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    As the article make clear, the Brexit referendum result devalued GBP which pushed up the cost of imported food. Sorry to disturb your fantasies with reality. Just put it down as Project Fear.
    Yes, it did, but that would apply to every food importer. So why are some coping better than others? As we have discussed widely, badly run companies are quick to blame Brexit, because it deflects quite nicely away from the real reasons.
    Quite apart from the fact that their brand name sounds like an Italian drag act, their food offering wasn't very good, and the service was awful. No organisation is going to survive that in the long term, with or without Brexit.

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