The parent company of these 3 west coast restaurant chains has filed for bankruptcy
Grill Concepts, a Los Angeles-based parent company of several popular locally owned restaurant chains, recently filed for bankruptcy. The deposit will affect the locations of The Daily Grill Restaurant and Bar, public school gastro pubs and select The Grill on the Alley restaurants.
The filing took place on April 29 and is the result of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on food service establishments, based on coverage by Hollywood journalist.
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According to a statement released by the company, the decision to file for bankruptcy was difficult, but necessary in the face of the pandemic. “It was a difficult decision, but it is the right way forward for Grill Concepts Inc. A US Chapter 11 dossier is designed to serve as a means for a fresh start and preserve the jobs of our team members and this is exactly our intention, “the statement read.
The Daily Grill, a chain serving seafood, steaks, salads, and sandwiches, has 13 restaurants primarily in California, with several more in states like Colorado and Texas. According to the brand’s website, four of the restaurants are still waiting to reopen to diners, while two, in San Francisco and Irvine, have closed permanently during the pandemic. Based on the most recent local reports, the Bethesda, MD site has also been permanently closed.
The Beer and Food Concept Public School has seven locations in California, Texas, Colorado and Nevada, all open to large and small groups, according to their website. The school-themed channel, which offers “an education in the art of food and beer” and markets its happy hour as “Recess”, was named one of the top 50 channels of emerging restaurants by RSF Magazine in 2018.
The bankrupt company also owns four locations of The Grill on the Alley, a steakhouse renowned among Hollywood professionals. However, the two most popular locations in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village are owned by different owners and are not affected by the Chapter 11 filing.
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