A SIZZLER restaurant will close in just a few weeks after almost 20 years in business.
Bosses at the casual dining chain, which has dozens of restaurants across the US, are preparing to close the restaurant in Treasure Valley, Idaho.
Once the restaurant closes on September 24, Sizzler will no longer have a presence in the Boise area, according to The Idaho Statesman.
The impending closure comes after the chain, which has more than 60 restaurants in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy.
However, the bankruptcy filing only affected restaurants that were directly owned by the company, not franchises.
Co-owner Gretchen Anderson told fans in an email seen by The Idaho Statesman that she and her husband, Buster Minshew, have “cherished” the restaurant’s 17 years in business.
A Sizzler restaurant in Boise, Idaho, closed in 2019 after being a fixture for more than 30 years.
Last year, a Sizzler restaurant in Nampa, Idaho, closed after more than 40 years.
Sizzler bosses declared bankruptcy during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Chris Perkins, the chain’s president, said at the time: “Our current financial condition is a direct result of the economic impact of the pandemic.”
Bosses revealed the company was undergoing a restructuring program and said they aimed to keep all restaurants open.
The bankruptcy filing came as restaurant dining rooms were closed due to the pandemic.
Sizzler, known for its steaks and seafood, has restaurants in California, Utah, Arizona, Oregon and Puerto Rico.
The chain has been part of the American casual dining scene since its founding in 1958.
Meanwhile, The US Sun reported that a Hardee’s restaurant in Mandan, North Dakota, closed on September 5.
And the popular Louisville, Kentucky-based Mexican restaurant Señor Iguanas closed at the end of August.