LEGAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Herman ze German to close entire London estate

It was founded in 2008.

Herman ze Guzman, the chain known for their signature currywurst and German beers, announced it will close its entire London estate, consisting of four sites across Soho, Charing Cross, Fitzrovia and White City.

The decision to close, the group explained, resulted from the financial hit taken during the pandemic along with the forthcoming end of the Brexit transition period in late December.

"Sadly we have to announce that after more than 10 wonderful years in London, Herman ze German will permanently close all London locations. Covid-19 has hit us really hard, as it probably has most of you too,” the group said in a statement posted in its Instagram page.

"Knowing that Brexit will follow at the end of this year, we had no other choice but to pull the plug...There is no way for us to go any further with the restaurants in the UK.”

Founded in 2008 by Azadeh Falakshahi and Florian Frey, Herman Ze German also expanded to Germany during its course of operations, opening both a restaurant and a food truck in the city of Lörrach.

In March last year, the group established its first UK restaurant outside of the capital​​ at Birmingham’s Grand Central shopping centre, but closed the site eight months later in November.

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