Pizza Man Doc has closed another of its restaurants, with three more outlet closures pending.
Managing Director of Pizza Man Doc, Grey “Doc” Brome, confirmed today he had actioned his decision to close some of his outlets to reduce cost.
Brome told Barbados TODAY that he has closed the Holder’s Hill branch, which had 12 workers on the payroll, and went on to say that three more closures were pending.
Brome however revealed that some of the affected employees may be absorbed in other outlets owned by the company.
He asked: “What is going wrong in the hospitality industry? Establishments that are not under renovations are being closed. Many more restaurants are expected to be closed in the near future. Is it the lack of funds; is it a lack of innovation?
“Maybe we can call on the University of the West Indies to lend the industry their expertise if our present leaders are not interested or concerned whether they stay in business or disappear from the economic landscape.”
Brome, who has been in the hospitality sector for the past 30 years, lamented the fact that some restaurants were disappearing after three or four decades in the business.
The long-standing businessman told Barbados TODAY that so far he had closed his outlet in the Satjay Mall on Victoria Street and another on Roebuck Street.