Deptford Don Pablo’s Mexican restaurant abruptly closes

The remaining Don Pablo’s Mexican restaurant abruptly closed its doorways in Deptford Township on Sunday night, ending a run for the chain that began in Texas in 1985.

The restaurant located at 1860 Deptford Center Road had a sign positioned on the door Sunday night stating that the scenario had been closed, in accordance with 42 Freeway.

About 40 employees labored on the restaurant, which needed to become the ultimate Don Pablo’s after the closure of remaining areas in Texas and Maryland.

Facebook pages for every the Deptford location and the company as a complete have been shut down on Monday.

The sign on the door left room for the potential of 1 different location, nonetheless, there’s been no indication that the company has plans to open a model new restaurant.

“Thank you for your business and we hope to serve you at another location soon,” the sign study.

The emergence of fast-casual chains akin to Chipotle, Moe’s and Qdoba, along with worthwhile family-run consuming locations, appears to have progressively whittled away on the customer base for Don Pablo’s.

Don Pablo’s filed for Chapter 11 chapter in 2016, lowering its portfolio of consuming locations by half on the time. The closure comes 15 years after fellow Mexican chain Chi-Chi’s — primarily based in Minnesota in 1975 — exited the North American market, though there are nonetheless areas in Europe.

It’s not, however, clear whether or not or not one different restaurant will switch into the newly vacant Deptford property.

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