A restaurant at Fife Leisure Park in Dunfermline will not reopen as its owner entered administration this evening.
Casual Dining Group, which owns the Café Rouge and Bella Italia chains, has started the insolvency procedure.
91 of Casual Dining Group’s 250 outlets will close immediately and 1,900 of the firm’s 6,000 staff will lose their jobs.
Bella Italia, situated next to the Odeon cinema at Fife Leisure Park, is one of the outlets selected for immediate closure.
Administrators are seeking offers for all or parts of the remaining business.
Joint administrator Clare Kennedy, of Alix Partners, said: “Our immediate priorities are to assist those whose employment has been affected by today’s announcement and to secure a sale for the group to protect jobs.”
Casual Dining Group’s chief executive James Spragg said: “After reviewing all our options with advisors, it became clear that we needed to take this action in order to protect the business and secure the best possible future for Casual Dining Group as we look to conclude a potential sale.
“We are acutely aware of our duty to all employees and recognise that this is an incredibly difficult time for them.
“Working alongside the administrators we will do everything we can to support them through this process with a view to preserving as much employment as we are able to.”