Published: 13:07, 07 October 2019
| Updated: 13:45, 07 October 2019
Pizza Express is said to be the latest major restaurant chain to be struggling with the tough conditions on the high street.
The brand, which has stores in Ashford, Sevenoaks, Canterbury, Ramsgate, Bluewater, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Whitstable and Rochester, is understood to have appointed its financial advisors for crunch talks with its creditors.
It comes amid a growing mountain of debt and on-going challenges in a competitive market.
Financial advisory firm Langton Capital tweeted today: "Pizza Express reportedly about to engage in talks with creditors.
"Last seen, had £1.6m of debt per restaurant. Not sustainable."
Financial specialists Bloomberg is reporting Pizza Express has appointed financial advisor Houlihan Lokey to "prepare for talks with is creditors".
KentOnline has contacted both Pizza Express and Houlihan Lokey for comment.