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Frankie & Benny’s offers guaranteed interviews for all 1,000 former staff from Jamie’s Italian

A popular Italian-American restaurant chain is offering guaranteed interviews for all 1,000-former staff from Jamie’s Italian, after the celebrity chef’s restaurant group went into administration earlier this week.

Published: May 23, 2019
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Frankie & Benny’s are inviting all former team members from the fallen chain in for a guaranteed telephone interview.

The brand has more than 250 restaurants nationwide and is hoping to help individuals that have been affected by the closures as part of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants going into administration.

• READ MORE: Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain goes into administration

They are calling for anyone who has lost their job with Jamie’s Italian to send their CV into putting ‘Jobs for Jamie’ in the subject line, with the guarantee that they will receive a telephone interview, and the hope that there will be positions that suit.

The news follows the launch of their new ‘Pay With Pics’ promotion to celebrate the launch of their new redesigned menu.

Pay With Pics allows hungry customers to get 50 per cent off their main meal simply by posting a picture of their food on social media with the #FrankieAndBennys hashtag.

Frankie & Benny’s launched the fresh, contemporary menu after customer feedback said that the old menu was too child-like.

Of the 26 new ‘grown-up’ dishes, seven are vegan - making a total of 22 vegan dishes on the menu following success of new vegan additions in January.

Frankie & Benny’s people director, Bridget Hutchinson, said: “It was very shocking to hear the news about Jamie’s Italian earlier this week. Discussing it with the team we wanted to do something to help the thousands of employees who were let go and job less as a result.

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“We hope by offering any employees an interview we can help them get back on their feet as soon as possible. So, if you are in need due to the recent news please get in touch, we have jobs waiting for you!”

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