Marie Callender’s chains in San Ramon, Hayward, Walnut Creek and Concord all closed on Sunday, without warning to customers or employees. Restaurants in Napa, Santa Rosa and Daly City also shuttered.
Overall, the chain closed 13 restaurants in California, 11 of which were in Northern California.
“The poor economic climate has been a primary factor in the decline of restaurant sales, particularly in Florida and California,” said Perkins & Marie Callender’s CEO Joseph Trungale in a sworn declaration with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
All told, the 65 closures are expected to cause the loss of 2,500 jobs, including more than 200 in the Bay Area.
In the declaration, the company stated that they failed to keep up with competitors and “its restaurants became facially dated and stale.”
For now, Marie Callender’s in San Jose, Sunnyvale, Morgan Hill and Los Altos remain open.
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