Crushing blow to dessert lovers when iconic Cold Rock Ice Creamery branches are closed – while owners blame UberEats and say they bring & # 39; more money home with the dole & # 39;
- The first Cold Rock Ice Creamery store launched in Aspley, Queensland in 1996
- Springwood and Indooroopilly stores in Queensland closed amid rising costs
- More than 20 employees have lost their jobs and have been granted their rights
- Director Stan Gordon was shocked by the closures and had & # 39; no idea what was going on & # 39;
Dessert lovers have been left crushed after Cold Rock Ice Creamery branches have been closed amid rising costs.
The Australian-based chain was first launched in Aspley, Queensland in 1996, and has since launched more than 90 stores across the country.
The sudden closure of the stores at Springwood and Indooroopilly in Queensland was a shock to director Stan Gordon, who claims to have no idea what's going on & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I had no idea that those stores would close … it is not a precedent of what is going on at Cold Rock, and in fact we are opening stores, we are definitely not closing them, & # 39; he said news.com.au.
& # 39; I was absolutely surprised by the closure of these stores – especially the Springwood store, which is a profitable, good store. & # 39;
The sudden closure of the Springwood Cold Rock store (photo) surprised the director
Bambry Enterprises Pty Ltd director Don Bambry said that 20 employees have lost their jobs and have been granted their rights
He said the company is working to reopen the affected stores and to hire people who have lost their jobs.
The director of Bambry Enterprises Pty Ltd, who owns Cold Rock, said that 20 employees lost their jobs and received their rights.
Don Bambry said & # 39; it's quite sad & # 39; He closed his two stores and blamed the rising costs and the commission he had deducted from the delivery services.
& # 39; There is no doubt that it is simply not profitable to run the company, & # 39; he said Courier Mail.
& # 39; The stores are incredibly popular, but over the past year or two with the increase in sales through Uber Eats and other home delivery services, the commission they take gets the profits from the business.
& # 39; If I go with the benefit tomorrow, I bring more money home than the last 12 months. & # 39;
The Indooroopilly Cold Rock Ice Cream store (photo) closed amid rising costs
Gordon did not agree that delivery services affected the stores, given Springwood the & # 39; third best performing store in Australia & # 39; used to be.
He blamed the evening penalty, which had a strong influence on costs.
Despite that, he said the company is convinced that the Springwood store will reopen.
Despite that, Mr. Gordon said the company is convinced that the Springwood store will reopen
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