- The pandemic has ushered in an era of mass retail bankruptcies, and not even chain restaurants are immune.
- Chain restaurants have combined to close more than 1,500 locations since the pandemic began.
- We pulled together a list of nine restaurant companies that have filed for bankruptcy this year because of the coronavirus. And while some remain open, others have closed all or most locations.
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It’s been a tough year for the restaurant industry and food lovers alike.
The retail apocalypse is in full swing, and not even the most beloved restaurant chains have been spared. The pandemic has so far been the downfall of many American eateries, including Chuck E. Cheese and California Pizza Kitchen.
Chain restaurants combined have permanently closed more than 1,500 locations since the pandemic began.
We pulled together a list of restaurant chains that have filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the coronavirus. Some of them are gone for good, while others might make a comeback.