KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Kingsport chain restaurant has permanently closed as of Monday.
According to a statement from O’Charley’s, the restaurant on Eastman Drive’s last day of service was Sunday.
O’Charley’s CEO W. Craig Barber provided a statement saying “a variety of industry challenges and the macro-economic environment over the last few years” led to the closure.
Barber thanked loyal customers of the restaurant and bar and expressed gratitude to the former employees. Barber’s full statement can be read below:
“It is always a difficult decision to close a store but based on a variety of industry challenges and the macro-economic environment over the last few years, we closed this O’Charley’s location as of August 21.W. Craig Barber, O’Charley’s CEO
We sincerely appreciate our loyal guests who have visited us at this location while also
being deeply grateful for the outstanding work of our operating team.
We encourage our customers to visit us at any of our other restaurants across the Southeast, including several in Tennessee.”
In May 2022, the O’Charley’s off North Roan Street in Johnson City closed its doors as well.