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These restaurant chains could disappear

GOBankingRates Logo By Gabrielle Olya of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 34: The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the restaurant industry. As of mid-April, an estimated 30,000 American restaurants had closed for good and more than 110,000 were expected to close down by the end of the month, according to estimates from the National Restaurant Association. And chain restaurants are not immune from these closures. Some of the classic chain restaurants had already been facing tough times amid stiff competition from newer fast-casual restaurants, shuttering underperforming locations every year to cut their losses — and the coronavirus pandemic has only made their financial future less certain. For some chains, it could just be a matter of time before there are no locations left. GOBankingRates rounded up 33 restaurant chains that have closed locations in recent years — from 2017 through today — and that now have fewer than 1,000 locations remaining in the U.S. Find out if your favorite chain is on the verge of extinction. Last updated: June 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the restaurant industry. As of mid-April, an estimated 30,000 American restaurants had closed for good and more than 110,000 were expected to close down by the end of the month, according to estimates from the National Restaurant Association. And chain restaurants are not immune from these closures. Some of the classic chain restaurants had already been facing tough times amid stiff competition from newer fast-casual restaurants, shuttering underperforming locations every year to cut their losses — and the coronavirus pandemic has only made their financial future less certain. For some chains, it could just be a matter of time before there are no locations left.

GOBankingRates rounded up 33 restaurant chains that have closed locations in recent years — from 2017 through today — and that now have fewer than 1,000 locations remaining in the U.S.

Click through the slideshow above to find out if your favorite chain is on the verge of extinction.

Last updated: June 22, 2020

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