Brasserie T announces its immediate closure 130 layoffs – Noovo

Brasserie T! announces its immediate closure: 130 layoffs – Noovo Info

Co-owners Chef Normand Laprise and Christine Lamarche made the announcement Wednesday, citing operating costs, the negative impact of inflation and staff turnover.

Brasserie T! had several addresses, in the Mile-End/Parc-Extension district of Montreal, in Sainte-Thérèse and in Brossard, at Comptoir-Epicerie on Avenue Beaumont in Montreal and at Burger T! from Time Out Market in Montreal.

Shareholders are already looking for professionals in this area who are willing to take over the companies in question and hire existing employees, according to a press release. The workers were informed of the news on Wednesday morning, it is said, and the company said it wanted to help them find jobs in the catering industry.

The Toqué! restaurant, the flagship of the group led by Normand Laprise, remains operational and will open on January 10th after the holiday break.

According to Mr. Laprise, executive chef and co-founder of the group, Brasserie T! “worked well” and ridership was “good,” but the pandemic happened at the worst time in the network’s evolution. The expansion plan launched in 2019 included a production kitchen and the opening of five Brasserie T! restaurants, he emphasized in the press release, saying he made the decision to close “with regret and as a very last resort.”