British Chef Jamie Oliver Opens Restaurant in Bangkok

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Duncan wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:00 am
Doc67 wrote: Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:40 pm It will be another loss making concern no doubt. Jamie is good at making money from endorsements and media work. He's too cool for cooking now.

He was reportedly worth £150 million. He had to pour £13 million last year to save his restaurant chain going into bankruptcy. He has since shut 12 of the chain’s 37 restaurants and made about 600 staff redundant in an attempt to save the rest of the operation. The chain had debts of.... wait for it....
£71 MILLION. That's nearly £2 million per restaurant. WTF?

The chain still has a £37 million loan from HSBC, for a 25 restaurant chain. That's some leverage for a bricks and mortar, rent, rates and labour intensive business.

The problem is very few people believe Jamie Oliver is anywhere near these places, and you are paying super premium prices for the name.

The food is ordinary. The holding company for the restaurants then has to fork out millions for that name to Jamie Oliver's branding operation which makes the real money. The longer he can keep the restaurant show on the road the longer he can keep milking it for his naming rights.

"At Jamie Oliver Licensing, which covers his endorsements and range of products and tie-ups, pre-tax profit rose to £7.3m from £7m in 2016, according to accounts filed with Companies House."

"Profit at Jamie Oliver Holdings, which covers his media interests, rose to £5.4m from £1m.
Oliver paid himself £10m in dividends in 2016 – £6m from the licensing business and £4m from media. He has never taken any money from the restaurant business."
[But Jamie Oliver licensing has taken plenty]

Good luck to him. He will need it.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2018/a ... bankruptcy

While I have to agree whith what has been said,,, I dont believe that Colonel Sanders is anywhere near his KFC restaurants either.
Well that's a good job too as he is a bit smelly these days having been dead for 40 years...
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I would not miss not being able to buy western stuff in Asia

I dont understand peopel who travel halfway round the world and then want what they left at home
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fazur wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:20 pm I would not miss not being able to buy western stuff in Asia

I dont understand peopel who travel halfway round the world and then want what they left at home

Eh, it happens.

That being said, I'll never darken the door of any Jamie Oliver establishment.
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fazur wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:20 pm I would not miss not being able to buy western stuff in Asia

I dont understand peopel who travel halfway round the world and then want what they left at home
I gather you still live in your home country? Do people ever eat foreign food there?
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John Bingham wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:16 pm
fazur wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:20 pm I would not miss not being able to buy western stuff in Asia

I dont understand peopel who travel halfway round the world and then want what they left at home
I gather you still live in your home country? Do people ever eat foreign food there?
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fazur wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:20 pm I would not miss not being able to buy western stuff in Asia

I dont understand peopel who travel halfway round the world and then want what they left at home
ahh really? ever look what they sell in malls in SE Asia?
90% western goods.
Supermarkets in Cambodia, 80% non Cambodian food

You really dont miss is till you cant easily buy it :beer3:
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fazur wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:20 pm I would not miss not being able to buy western stuff in Asia

I dont understand peopel who travel halfway round the world and then want what they left at home

Yea,, I often wish I had bought mine with me .
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phuketrichard wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:34 pm
fazur wrote: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:20 pm I would not miss not being able to buy western stuff in Asia

I dont understand peopel who travel halfway round the world and then want what they left at home
ahh really? ever look what they sell in malls in SE Asia?
90% western goods.
Supermarkets in Cambodia, 80% non Cambodian food

You really dont miss is till you cant easily buy it :beer3:
Are there even enough packaged/Processed Cambodian foods to fill a 7-11s shelves?
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Duncan wrote:While I have to agree whith what has been said,,, I dont believe that Colonel Sanders is anywhere near his KFC restaurants either.
As one poster pointed out, Col. Sanders (honorary title in Kentucky) has been long dead.

But it’s the herbs and spices mix with pressure fried chicken that gives the signature taste that can be replicated anywhere with the correct spice mix and a pressure cooker. Although the chicken is still served, the rest of the original Kentucky food - the parfait buckets, potato wedges, cole slaw buckets, is now replaced by combos, sandwiches, buffalo wings. The pot pie is rather good, however.
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