In case you hadn’t heard, every single Bennigan’s across the nation shut down overnight. With no warning. Especially no warning for their poor staffers who showed up to work today only to be met by shuttered doors and managers turning them away.
Of course, neither Bennigan’s nor their parent company, Metromedia Restaurant Group, has issued a single statement as to why they hastily and shadily closed down all 800 restaurants overnight. And they aren’t talking to reporters. My own calls to Bennigan’s restaurants across the city led only to unanswered lines and no answering machines.
Only one Bennigan’s in the city actually answered the phone. You can read about the short conversation — and more on the story — at Houstonist this morning, if you’re so inclined.
I’m not a fan of Bennigan’s. Never have been. But to operate like this and treat their employees in such a callous manner is unconscionable. I can’t WAIT to hear what they have to say about this.