Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

1,500 - 1,600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 June 2023
Employment effect (start)
15 June 2023
Foreseen end date


The Courtepaille restaurant chain, which belonged to the Napaqaro group, has been taken over by the La Boucherie group, whose takeover bid has been validated by the Nanterre court. With this takeover, about 1,500 employees, according to La Boucherie, will be dismissed. A trade unionist expected 1,600 job cuts. La Boucherie's offer consists of extending the Courtepaille brand to 72 franchises and 9 other directly-operated establishments. Faced with 'serious economic and financial difficulties initially caused by the Covid crisis and subsequently worsened', the company announced at the end of March that it had applied to the Nanterre Commercial Court to open receivership proceedings.

Prior to this takeover, the restaurant chain had 144 directly-operated restaurants and 72 franchises. It employed a total of 2,089 people.



Eurofound (2023), Courtepaille, Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 109194, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/109194.