More Ministry Of Food outlets shut down over owner's financial woes

MOF Izakaya at Lot One was repossessed by CapitaLand after owner Lena Sim failed to pay rent on Feb 28, 2020. It was the last MOF outlet. PHOTO: MS LENA SIM
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SINGAPORE - Home-grown restaurant chain Ministry Of Food is in trouble, hit by a double whammy of the coronavirus outbreak and a Mareva injunction freezing the owner's assets.

At its height, Ministry Of Food owned a slate of restaurant chains, including MOF, Hanssik, DaeSsikSin and Ju Hao, with 80 restaurants across the island, but it is now whittled down to 26, after five more outlets shut this weekend.

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