Jenson Button has been forced to shut down his restaurant

Jenson Button has been forced to close the doors of his co-owned restaurant, Victus, which has become another statistic in the meltdown being experienced across the British restaurant industry.

The McLaren driver opened his restaurant less than a year ago in the spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, but the eatery has suffered from the effects of the worldwide economic slowdown, forcing him to shut down the operation.

“It’s a huge shame Victus has found itself in this situation, especially when the reasons behind it are really a question of timing rather than anything else,” Button’s manager – and Victus co-owner – Richard Goddard told the Harrogate News.

“Unfortunately the business was launched in an economy which then continued to slide and just hasn’t stopped, with people simply not having the disposable income needed to spend in restaurants.”

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