George Calombaris meets creditors to save restaurant empire from collapse

George Calombaris will meet this afternoon to decide whether to appoint a voluntary administrator to his restaurant empire Made Establishment, according to the Herald Sun.

The news comes six months after the business was caught up in an underpayment scandal, with more than 500 workers owed $7.8 million.

According to the Herald Sun report, sources say there are still plenty of options “on the table” including selling some poorly performing restaurants.

Rich lister Radek Sali is one those meeting with creditors this afternoon. Sali came into the business in 2016, with his staff uncovering the wages scandal across the group’s 18 Greek restaurants and fast-food outlets, based in Melbourne.

It is believed that whatever the outcome of today’s meeting, all creditors and staff will be paid in full.