Liverpool pizza chain confirms closure with ‘very heavy heart’

Liverpool’s famous Dough pizza chain has announced it is closing its doors across the city.

The chain, which launched in 2017, has four locations across Merseyside, including Litherland, Walton, Birkenhead and St Helens. Owner Ryan Lynch also runs Lynchburger, which also has venues in Liverpool and Wirral.

Now, after five years in business, Dough is closing its doors although no official date has been confirmed. Dough’s team said it was with “very heavy hearts” that they confirmed the news.

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Sharing the news on Instagram, Dough said: “It is with very heavy hearts that today we announce the end of DOUGH. We’ve been through some incredible times, extremely difficult times, and we’ve had an incredible journey. .

“From starting in Bootle in a kitchen unit, to opening our first store, to rapidly growing to four locations, it’s been a blast. First, and most importantly, I would like to thank every customer who has had a pizza or halloumi fries from us. Your support has been amazing and will always mean so much to us.

“It’s not all bad news. We will be open for a few more weeks, and ask everyone who has already had a DOUGH, to take it one last time. Support us once again and help us end on a high note.

“TO SAY THANK YOU, WE ARE OFFERING 20% OFF EVERY ORDER WHEN YOU ORDER THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR APP. This will continue until we run out of DOUGH. Use code FINAL20 at checkout. Thanks again.”

Under the post, which received hundreds of likes, fans of the popular restaurants shared their thoughts on the news. One person said: “Absolutely gutted, best pizza in the bootle, sorry to hear that”.

A second wrote: “Devastated! My favorite takeaway,” and a third added, “Sorry to see you go! Another said: “Omg this is so sad, best halloumi pizza and fries ever”.

Ryan Lynch, owner of Dough and Lynchburger, told the ECHO “Due to internal issues affecting the business over the past 14 months, I have made the difficult decision to close Dough. Due to the recent breakdown of our restaurant group, I have made the decision to end to any association and to start again, because I felt it was the right time.

“The good news is that none of the staff will lose their jobs and all will be offered positions in our new restaurant group. Thank you to all the customers who have supported us throughout this journey. We will come back bigger and better. better very soon.

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