Multiple restaurants in Arkansas will be shutting down as a result of a chain-wide closure. Logan’s Roadhouse and Old Chicago are closing all of their restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both restaurants are owned by Chattanooga, Tenn.-based parent company CraftWorks Holdings, which previously furloughed restaurant employees. The company has now fired all of its employees. Healthcare benefits for employees ended March 31, according to a report from Restaurant Business Online.
This will affect a total of seven restaurants in Arkansas. There are four Logan’s Roadhouse locations in Arkansas, which are in Bryant, Conway, Fayetteville, and Rogers. There are three Old Chicago locations in the state in North Little Rock, Conway, and Rogers.
The Old Chicago location in Conway is still up and running. The North Little Rock location has been temporarily shuttered, but the Conway location is still offering to-go and delivery services. The Rogers location is also listed as operational.
It is unclear how many employees in Arkansas will be impacted. However, CraftWorks said that it had furloughed 18,000 employees following directives in multiple states.
The parent company has a combined total of 261 individual restaurants. It also owns the Gordon Biersch, Rock Bottom and ChopHouse restaurant brands.
CraftWorks Holdings filed for bankruptcy in March. It is currently unclear if the closures will be permanent or not.