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A chef who boasts six Michelin stars has slammed restaurant owners who make their staff work long and inflexible hours and urged them to give employees weekends off. <br>Björn Frantzén – who is also a former footballer – called for the industry to get its ‘f***ing act together’.<br>The Swedish pro, 45, who had worked at eateries in for seven years in the early 2000s, admits that he used to think it’s ‘cool’ to work 308 hours a month (roughly 77 a week) – but has since seen a cultural shift.<br>’Things are changing
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Björn’s Frantzén Group has restaurants all around the world, including locations in Stockholm, Pragmatic Bangkok, Singapore, Shanghai, Dubai and London. <br>The chef credits his team’s sportsmanlike spirit for creating loyalty and enthusiasm in the workplace, adding that many of his staff come ‘from elite sport’.<br>’If Frantzén wants to be Real Madrid, we gotta eat right, we gotta sleep right, everything comes together,’ he said.<br>He says that his team also don’t do long hours and are closed on weekends, leading to a loyalty and commitment which sees staff stick with him for ‘eight, 10, 12 years’.<br> Björn’s Frantzén Group has restaurants all around the world, including locations in Stockholm, Bangkok, Singapore, Shanghai, Dubai and London. Pictured, one of his restaurants in Singapore<br> The Swedish pro, 45, who had worked at eateries in London for seven years in the early 2000s, admits that he used to think it’s ‘cool’ to work 308 hours a month. Pictured (<br>Have YOU tried ‘The Soup’? <br>- but had to be dug by HAND over seven years to keep noise levels down<br>