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Rioters hit Jamie Oliver's restaurant

The celebrity chef's Birmingham restaurant feels the wrath of looters.

10 Aug 2011

Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant in Birmingham has also fallen victim to rioters in England.
The 270 seater Jamie's Italian was attacked by rioters on a rampage through Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre on Monday night, reported the Daily Mail and Telegraph.
The windows were broken, and Jamie tweeted: “Sadly my restaurant in Birmingham got smashed up. Windows all gone, whole area closed, can't open, staff and customers all safe thankfully."
Despite the vandalism, the restaurant was able to open for lunch service.
Jamie also said on Twitter that his London food and kitchen shop, Recipease, had escaped rioters: "My cookery school was in the thick of Clapham riot but seems they're not interested in reading or cooking as Waterstones & Resipease go left [sic]".
He went on to thank the emergency services and community who had helped to clean up.

This lastest blow to Jamie's business empire comes shortly after the chef's catering company lost over £350 000 in a year, due to mismanagement.

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