Ed's Diner Shut 26 Branches

Ed's Diner Shut 26 Branches

Ed's Easy Diner who have always had a fantastic gluten free menu, have shut 26 of their stores after going into Administration including a few of their most popular outlets including Chester and Blackpool.
We absolutely love Ed's Diner, they have one of the best gluten free menu's around we think, with a huge selection of burgers and hotdogs all available in gluten free buns along with lots of other options.

However, as of today (12th October) they have been purchased in a pre-pack administration agreement by Giraffe and Harry Ramsdens owner, Ranjit Boparan, but unfortunately, the deal only included 33 of the chains 59 branches across the UK, which means the other 26 have closed with immediate effect. The majority of the stores that have closed all appear to be branches that opened very recently, all we can assume is they are the branches that weren't making as much profit.

There has been no official announcement from Ed's yet, but one is expected tomorrow, however all the following branches have disappeared off their website and those also happen to appear on a unofficial list of branches that have closed. If your nearest isn't on the list below it is still open for now, but its future is still in doubt, there has been no news as whether new owner Boparan will keep his new investment as Eds Diner branches, or turn them into something else remains to be seen!

List of branches that have CLOSED with immediate effect.
Aberdeen Bon Accord
Banbury
Basildon Debenhams
Blackburn The Mall
Blackpool
Bridgend
Carlisle The Lanes
Chester Grosvenor Centre
Crawley County Mall
Derby
Doncaster Frenchgate
Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
Inverness Eastgate
Islington
Leicester
Livingston The Centre
Luton The Mall
Manchester Debenhams
Plymouth Drake Circus
Reading
Redditch
Trocadero
Wandsworth
White City Debenhams
Woking
York Monks Cross

The future remains uncertain for the remaining branches but we do know that Giraffe and Harry Ramsden's have bought the remaining branches. We hope they stay as Ed's Diner and keep their fabulous gluten free offerings going as they are one of the best chain restaurants for gluten free and it will be a shame to see them disappear (especially if they are turned to Harry Ramsden's who don't seem to know how to do gluten free yet).

If you are interested in reading our reviews from two of our previous trips to Ed's Diner branches you can read them right here - Ed's Diner in Gateshead and Ed's Diner Sheffield Meadowhall.

Your Comments

Terrible best burger I've ever had and felt like a real one

Amelia - 12th October 2016

Hi, yes it's bad news for those who enjoy a decent GF burger! However, my wife was surprised when I mentioned this on Friday as the one at the Merry Hill Shopping Centre still appears to be going strong (for how long?) - that's where she had lunch and said it was the best she's had there!

Nigel Espley - 24th October 2016

Why did you close Luton The Mall LOVED Eds

CLIVE HAWKINS - 2nd February 2018
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 5th February 2018

Hi Clive, we are not affiliated with Eds in any way so can't answer that question, however they shut a lot of their branches due to going into administration so I'm sure you are not the only one missing it. I miss going Eds too, I don't have one close anymore.

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