Pizza Express may close 67 restaurants - Huntingdon and St Neots branches are at risk

Pizza Express is set to close restaurants but it is yet to confirm if Huntingdon and St Neots branch

Pizza Express is set to close restaurants but it is yet to confirm if Huntingdon and St Neots branches will go. Picture: GOOGLE EARTH - Credit: Archant

Pizza Express could close around 67 of its UK restaurants and cut up to 1,100 jobs – but it is not yet confirmed whether branches in Huntingdon and St Neots will go.

The chain is the latest High Street outlet to undertake a restructuring of its business after trading was halted by the coronavirus pandemic.

It is set to launch an insolvency procedure which could see 67 of its 449 outlets close.

The firm would not say which sites are affected, as the final outcome of the restructuring has “yet to be decided”.

In Huntingdonshire the popular Italian chain has restaurants at Rowley Leisure Park, St Neots and High Street, Huntingdon.

Zoe Bowley, UK and Ireland managing director for Pizza Express, said the closures would be “incredibly sad for our Pizza Express family and we will do everything we can to support our teams at this time”.

Pizza Express reopened 60 restaurants in July after closing on March 23 for lockdown.

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It now has 166 outlets open as the Eat Out to Help Out initiative starts.

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