The closing of the Huber Heights restaurant affects 48 employees, Beckles said. The closing of the Dayton Mall location will impact more than 50 employees, she said.
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“We offered some of them positions based on our current staffing needs (at other TGI Fridays locations), and some of the remaining team members were offered a severance,” the HR director said Tuesday in reference to the Huber Heights closure. “These decisions are never easy on our team members, and we do try to make the transition as seamless as possible for both our team members and managers.”
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A TGI Fridays in the Polaris center in Columbus shut down in the spring. Several casual-dining chains, including Applebees and Max & Erma’s, have shut down locations in recent years in the Dayton area.