A RESCUE deal for troubled dining chain Carluccio's has secured the future of 30 of its UK restaurants - including their outlet at the Trafford Centre.

On Friday, administrators confirmed that the company was sold to Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) in a move which saves over 800 jobs.

The restaurant chain's 40 restaurants will shut down as a result of the deal, with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs.

It plunged into administration in March after the impact of coronavirus exacerbated the firm's long-standing financial difficulties

Earlier this week, Bella Italia owner Casual Dining Group filed a notice of intent to appoint administrators as it became the latest chain to be hit by the lockdown.

Administrators for Carluccio's said other north-west Carluccio's restaurants to be saved include ones in city centre Manchester, Chester and Cheshire Oaks at Ellesmere Port.