Yo! Sushi to shut down 19 restaurants in the UK

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The sushi chain YO! will shut down 19 restaurants and around 250 jobb across the UK will be lost as part of a company-wide restructure, according to BBC.

The company said that “changes in consumer behaviour” due to the covid pandemic meant that rents at some restaurants were unsustainable.

“In the current climate, it’s just not viable for us to keep any sites that no longer perform,” said Yo!’s boss Richard Hodgson to BBC.

He added that it’s been a very difficult decision to make, and that he is sorry that it will mean many will lose their jobs.

The sushi chain also has kiosks in many Tesco stores, but they will not be affected by the changes.

Yo! Sushi was founded in 1997 and currently has 59 restaurants and 10 concessions in the UK.