Logan’s Roadhouse closes 261 restaurants, may not reopen


Logan’s Roadhouse closed 261 restaurants and company officials said they may not reopen.


Popular restaurant chain Logan’s Roadhouse is closed during the coronavirus and may not reopen, according to published reports.

RestaurantBusinessOnline, a website that covers the restaurant business, reported Logan’s employees, currently furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic, have been terminated. Their healthcare benefits expired March 31.

Logan’s owner, Craftworks Holdings, said the shutdown of its 261 locations comes after a lender withdrew financing after the company filed bankruptcy in early March. That change means the coronavirus-hiatus may become permanent.

“The debtors hope that they will be able to restart their operations at some point in the future, but there are many preconditions to a restart, including the obtaining of financing, the hiring of staff, and the ability to create a coherent and profitable business plan,” Craftworks said in a filing. “The shutdown could persist for a prolonged period time, if not permanently.”

Logan’s has around 18,000 employees.

CraftWorks also operates Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group and ChopHouse.