Restaurant chain Bakerzin is winding down business after 22 years in Singapore.
Circumstances leading to Singapore cafe and dessert chain Bakerzin’s closure remains unclear. According to the Business Times, the chain has ceased all operations of its five outlets across the island as of today (9 October).
This closure also includes Bakerzin’s outlet at Gardens by the Bay, which reportedly has its lease running until mid-2021.
The dessert chain was started in 1998 by Chef Daniel Tay, first named Baker’s Inn before it was renamed to the familiar Bakerzin in 2004. At Bakerzin’s peak, the restaurant chain has an annual turnover of approximately S$14 million.
Without any statement on its closure, Bakerzin had, however, issued a notice for creditors’ meeting for the purpose of winding up on Monday (5 October).
The chain’s Facebook page was last updated on 30 September, and its website is no longer functional.
Chef Daniel sold Bakerzin in 2007 but was managing the chain until late-2013. A serial F&B entrepreneur, he currently owns the cheesecake store Cat & The Fiddle as well as traditional bakery Old Seng Choong.
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