Lone Star Steakhouse closes 26 units

WICHITA Kan. Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon Inc. has closed 26 namesake restaurants because of what the company called “performance-related issues,” paring the chain to 169 branches.

In addition, the company is evaluating whether to reopen a unit in Baton Rouge, La., that burned down about a month ago, said Marc Buehler, chief executive of Wichita-based Lone Star.

Included in the closures were seven of the chain’s eight units in Florida. While all

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