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O’Charley’s closes 4 more restaurants

Casual dining chain has closed a dozen restaurants since July

O’Charley’s, which shutdown eight restaurants in July, closed another four on Sunday, the Nashville, Tenn.-based casual dining chain told Nation’s Restaurant News.

Among the four restaurants closed were units in Jackson, Tenn.; Meridian, Miss.; Pensacola, Fla.; and Jacksonville, Fla. The restaurants closed at the end of the business day.

“As a longtime part of these communities, we appreciate our guests and the many friends we made over the years,” Craig Barber, president of O'Charley's, said in a statement sent to NRN. “We are grateful to our team members who so capably served our guests and are assisting them in transitioning to other stores or new employment.”

Barber did not provide a reason for the closures.

O’Charley’s has closed at least 24 restaurants since 2016. Over the summer, the company closed eight restaurants.

According to NRN’s Top 200 census, the chain had previously closed 12 restaurants between 2016 and 2018.

O’Charley’s, which offers a menu of Southern food staples and pies, is owned by Nashville-based American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Cannae Holdings Inc. American Blue Ribbon also owns the Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, Village Inn and Bakers Square brands.

O’Charley’s reported systemwide sales of $469.2 million in fiscal 2018, down from $498.1 million in the prior year, according to NRN’s Top 200 census. In 2018, the brand had 201 units, down from 213 in 2016.

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