JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A restaurant chain that served up American comfort food off of North Roan Street closed its doors to diners indefinitely.
O’Charley’s staff said Monday that operations at its 112 Broyles Drive location ended — effective immediately.
News Channel 11 received the following statement from O’Charley’s CEO W. Craig Barber:
“It is always a difficult decision to close a store but based on many challenges over the last several years, we have closed this O’Charley’s location as of May 15. We encourage our customers to visit us at any of our other 147 restaurants across the Southeast, including several others in Tennessee.W. Craig Barber, O’Charley’s CEO
We sincerely appreciate our loyal guests who have visited us at this location and are deeply grateful for the outstanding work of our team and leadership in Johnson City.”
The news came after the eatery revealed it will serve free meals to Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol police departments on May 16 to celebrate National Police Week.
The offer stemmed from the O’Charley’s Hometown Heroes campaign, which works to honor those who serve their communities to promote safety. While the Johnson City location will not be available for the offer, a company spokesperson stated that the Kingsport and Bristol locations will participate.
O’Charley’s in Kingsport is located at 1920 N. Eastman Road, and the Bristol, Virginia location is at 3173 Linden Drive. The restaurants’ hours are both 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Delivery services for the Kingsport location end at 10 p.m.
This is a developing story, and News Channel 11 will provide updates on-air and online at WJHL.com.