GLASGOW jobs are at risk after the owner of High Street restaurant chains Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia filed intent to appoint administrators at the High Court. 

Casual Dining Group, whose brands also include the Las Iguanas chain, employs about 6,000 people and have been closed since the country went into lockdown in March. 

The firm's Bella Italia is based on Sauchiehall Street while Las Iguanas is on West Nile Street.

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The firm said the move would give them time to "all options" for restructuring. They will work with advisers from corporate finance firm AlixPartners over a potential restructuring programme.

A Casual Dining Group spokeswoman said: "As is widely acknowledged, this is an unprecedented situation for our industry and, like many other companies across the UK, the directors of Casual Dining Group are working closely with our advisers as we consider our next steps.

"These notifications are a prudent measure in light of the company's position and the wider situation."