Marie Callender's closing 19 locations as company restructures under Chapter 11 bankruptcy

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The company that owns the Marie Callender's restaurant chain is closing 19 locations as it goes into the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.

Perkins & Marie Callender's, LLC is going into the Chapter 11 restructuring process of part of a plan to sell the remaining business operations to another company.

The Marie Callender's chain has dwindled in recent years, consisting now of 28 locations - seven owned by the company and 21 franchised - in addition to a frozen food line available in supermarkets. Most of the restaurants are in California, with three in Nevada.

It was not immediately announced which locations were closing.

But in Southern California, employees at the Northridge and Placentia locations indicated they were among the shuttered sites. Others have been reported closed in Fresno, Bakersfield and Victorville.

Other closed locations include Arcadia, Buena Park, Corona, Torrance, Westminster and Whittier, The Orange County Register reported. Two other Orange County locations had closed prior to Monday's announcement.

Separately, last year the company closed its flagship location on the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles. At the time, the company cited a doubling in the rent as the reason.

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The decision to close Callender's Grill reportedly comes after the landlord doubled the rent last week.



The same company also owns the Perkins restaurant chain and is closing 10 locations out of 342 in the United States and Canada. None of the Perkins restaurants are in California.

"As part of the restructuring process, on August 4, 2019, the Company closed 10 Perkins and 19 Marie Callender's underperforming locations," the company announced in a press release. "All remaining restaurants will be open and operating as usual and guests can expect to continue to enjoy the great food and hospitality for which Perkins and Marie Callender's are known."
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