Harry Ramsden’s to close Scarborough site after four years

Picture by Dave Barry 084098
Picture by Dave Barry 084098

Fourteen jobs are at risk as fish and chip shop chain Harry Ramsden’s proposes to close its Scarborough outlet.

The restaurant and takeaway, which opened in Foreshore Road in July 2008, is facing the axe after suffering “significant and unsustainable” trading losses.

Bosses at Harry Ramsden’s confirmed staff have been informed and a consultation process is now underway.

Joe Teixeira, chief executive, said: “It is with regret that we propose that we may have to close our Scarborough business potentially permanently or, at the very least for winter. If we do close, we will spend time during winter creating a structured plan for this business.

“It would be our sincere hope that the restaurant could re-open with a seasonal rota next spring, however, at this time, we are unable to confirm timings or guarantee that re-opening would be a possibility.”

Adding that it is “an extremely difficult decision, Mr Teixeira said: “The harsh reality is that Scarborough is a significant loss-making site and as winter approaches, the costs of maintaining the restaurant are prohibitive.”