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These Beloved Restaurant Chains Have Permanently Closed More Than 600 Locations

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Colby Hall of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 9: The stay-at-home and quarantine guidelines designed to abate the coronavirus outbreak have hit most industries very hard. On the list of businesses decimated by the cratered U.S. economy, restaurants are near the top. While there are outlier examples of eating establishments making a successful pivot to takeout and delivery service, some estimates have only three in four eateries bouncing back from COVID-19.It's not just independently owned and local eateries that have been financially crushed by the coronavirus; national chains have been hit hard as well. In fact, only four national chains posted a profit in the first quarter of 2020, which ended on March 31. So, it should be no surprise that a number of dining chains have shuttered outposts, but it is no less tragic. Here is a list of some of the biggest restaurant chains that are forever closing a number of locations.

The stay-at-home and quarantine guidelines designed to abate the coronavirus outbreak have hit most industries very hard. On the list of businesses decimated by the cratered U.S. economy, restaurants are near the top. While there are outlier examples of eating establishments making a successful pivot to takeout and delivery service, some estimates have only three in four eateries bouncing back from COVID-19.

It's not just independently owned and local eateries that have been financially crushed by the coronavirus; national chains have been hit hard as well. In fact, only four national chains posted a profit in the first quarter of 2020, which ended on March 31. So, it should be no surprise that a number of dining chains have shuttered outposts, but it is no less tragic. Click through the slide show above for a list of some of the biggest restaurant chains that are forever closing a number of locations.

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