Logan’s Roadhouse vows to keep 2 Dayton-area restaurants open

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Logan’s Roadhouse vows to keep 2 Dayton-area restaurants open

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Logan’s Roadhouse says it plans to keep its remaining two Dayton-area restaurants open. FILE

A spokesman for Logan’s Roadhouse, which shut down its Beavercreek restaurant three weeks ago, says the chain is poised to emerge from bankruptcy and vowed the two remaining Dayton-area locations will remain open.

“Our restaurants in Troy and on Miamisburg-Centerville Road will remain open serving diners,” Logan’s spokesman Jonathan Dedmon told this news outlet via email. “Logan’s will remain a strong presence in Dayton.”

The chain closed its location at 2819 Centre Drive near the Mall at Fairfield Commons on Sept. 27. At that time, company officials did not respond to requests for comment. Employees were told high rent and the upcoming renegotiation of a lease was a factor in the decision to close the Beavercreek location.

An employee of the Beavercreek restaurant told this news outlet the closing affected 60 to 80 employees, who were told by Logan’s representatives they could transfer to either of the other two Logan’s locations in the Dayton area if desired. Dedmon said he could not say how many employees did end up transferring.

Logan’s Roadhouse Inc. filed for reorganization bankruptcy in August. Dedmon said company officials anticipate a bankruptcy-court judge will approve their restructuring plan in mid-November, and the restaurant chain has in place “a comprehensive plan to move the company forward.”

Logan’s has made a “commitment to improved quality, execution and offering, including refining our menu,” with some items already being test-marketed in 17 restaurants nationwide, Dedmon said. And the chain plans to launch a marketing campaign, including television advertising, before the end of October, he said.

“We have 30 million diners that we serve each year, and we are committed to serving them,” Dedmon said.

The company blamed problems on weakening sales in the restaurant industry, particularly in the casual-dining segment, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. Traffic fell 9 percent in the first half of the year.

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