Rich lister Radek Sali opens up about trying to save the Calombaris food empire  Herald SunView Full coverage on Google News

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Beneath wages scandal that ran George Calombaris out of business, Melbourne's restaurants are squeezed between rising costs and customers who won't pay more.Beneath wages scandal that ran George Calombaris out of business, Melbourne's restaurants are squeezed between rising costs and customers who won't pay more.

Rival restaurateurs have seized the opportunity to own a piece of George Calombaris’ fallen empire, with most of his old restaurants and some of his Jimmy Grants souvlaki outlets close to being sold.Rival restaurateurs have seized the opportunity to own a piece of George Calombaris’ fallen empire, with most of his old restaurants and some of his Jimmy Grants souvlaki outlets close to being sold.

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“The problems facing the restaurant industry won’t be fixed by kicking George Calombaris in the head. A dining culture fundamental to Melbourne is in real trouble. Great to work with ⁦@goodfoodAU⁩ gun @Gemimacody⁩ on this. https://t.co/zxFSOtaEgE”

Chip Le Grand on Twitter: "The problems facing the restaurant industry won’t be fixed by kicking George Calombaris in the head. A dining culture fundamental to Melbourne is in real trouble. Great to work with ⁦@goodfoodAU⁩ gun @Gemimacody⁩ on this. https://t.co/zxFSOtaEgE"

“Former Masterchef judge George Calombaris's restaurant business goes into voluntary administration. The group he founded operates 12 restaurants and food venues in Melbourne. https://t.co/Gpnn4ADZEw @abcnews #Calombaris”

Nassim Khadem on Twitter: "Former Masterchef judge George Calombaris's restaurant business goes into voluntary administration. The group he founded operates 12 restaurants and food venues in Melbourne. https://t.co/Gpnn4ADZEw @abcnews #Calombaris"

Twelve Melbourne venues closed their doors this week after the celebrity chef's Made establishment was put into voluntary administration on Monday, leaving about 400 workers in limbo.Twelve Melbourne venues closed their doors this week after the celebrity chef's Made establishment was put into voluntary administration on Monday, leaving about 400 workers in limbo.

George Calombaris will NOT get a single cent back from selling off the business  | Daily Mail Online

For a little guy, George Calombaris has had a heavy weight to carry. In an industry rife with dodgy staff payment practices, he became the fall guy all other restaurateurs were happy not to be. He owned up, he got fined, he paid up. Still the dogs bayed their outrage. But the fates wanted more...For a little guy, George Calombaris has had a heavy weight to carry. In an industry rife with dodgy staff payment practices, he became the fall guy all other restaurateurs were happy not to be. He owned up, he got fined, he paid up. Still the dogs bayed their outrage. But the fates wanted more from him, and this week the vast bulk of his business went belly up.

When the chips are down, and The Last Supper is served