Flatbread Café Restaurants, the North East operator run by Hossain Rezaei, has gone into administration. Rezaei placed the two-strong group, which includes a site in Newcastle’s Metrocentre, into the hand of administrators RSM Tenon after he said the bank had withdrawn its support. He said: “This enterprise was started before the recession and there is no doubt that the concept has been proven and the restaurants were very popular. “I had wanted to open 60 to 80 but the credit crunch and the recession set and the leisure sector was badly affected by people’s lack of disposable income.” The Iranian-born entrepreneur had previously built Pride Valley Foods in Seaham, County Durham, into the biggest specialist maker of tortillas, pitta bread, chapatti and naan in Europe.