September was a rough month for national chain restaurants with a presence in Dayton.
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Three restaurants from two different chains closed, each in abrupt fashion, catching the Dayton communities that they served respectively off guard.
Then, on Oct. 1, another local chain closed in Moraine.
Here’s a definitive list of the restaurants that have closed this fall:
The closures began with a Labor Day shutdown of the chain’s restaurant at 7777 Old Troy Pike (Ohio 202) in Huber Heights.
Two days later, the TGI Fridays at 2022 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Miami Twp. closed permanently.
In both cases, a spokeswoman for the Bistro Group — the Cincinnati-based franchise owner of TGI Fridays’ Dayton-area restaurants — said lease negotiations were the primary factor in the decision to shut down.
Together, the two restaurant closings affected about 100 employees — 48 in Huber Heights, and more than 50 in the Dayton Mall location, Beckles said.
This leaves only one TGI Fridays location in the Dayton-area left, near the Mall at Fairfield commons. There are no plans to shut down the remaining TGI Fridays restaurant, Daryl Beckles, human resource director for the Bistro Group, said.
McCormick and Schmick’s
One of The Greene Town Center’s flagship restaurants shut down abruptly on Sunday Sept. 24.
McCormick & Schmick’s, a full-service seafood restaurant that has been open nearly as long as The Greene has, is closed permanently.
“Our lease term came to an end, and due to rising real estate costs, we elected not to renew our lease,” Howard Cole, chief operating officer of Landry’s, Inc., the parent company of McCormick & Schmick’s, told this news outlet via email. “We value our employees, their dedication to our company and are working to relocate them.”
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The Bob Evans restaurant at 1901 W. Dorothy Lane in Moraine shut down abruptly.
Bob Evans still operates more than 20 restaurants across the Miami Valley, including locations in Centerville, Dayton, Beavercreek, Miamisburg, Xenia, Huber Heights, Springfield, Middletown, Hamilton and Springboro.
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