Restaurant supply chain Restaurant Supply has closed in Sydney because of supply shortages, the company has announced.
The company, which operates a grocery store in Sydney’s north-west, said it has decided to close after it has faced supply problems since its opening in June.
The restaurant chain was originally set to open in Sydney in the fall, but was forced to delay its opening because of the high demand for its brand.
It has since reopened, but it is facing supply shortages across the region, and the closure of the Sydney restaurant is one of the reasons.
Restaurant Supply Co-Founder Paul Millington said it had to consider its business in light of the food and drink industry’s reliance on foreign suppliers, as well as supply issues in Australia.
“Our main suppliers are outside of Australia and therefore we cannot be expected to meet the demands of our local customers,” Mr Millingtons said.
“We cannot be left to wait on our suppliers to meet our needs.”
I understand that the current supply issues are challenging and that we may have to close.
We have to make a decision on the future of our business and how to manage this as a business.
“This has been a very difficult decision to make but we are committed to being a great supplier to our customers and we want to thank our loyal customers and their loyal employees for their support.”
He said the closure was a difficult decision for all parties involved, but he would continue to deliver the highest quality products and services.
“It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Restaurant Supply Co. will close this afternoon due to supply issues,” he said.
Mr Millingons family has been working in the food industry for over 40 years.