Customers kicked out as Marie Callender’s shuts down | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News | Local & Regional

Customers kicked out as Marie Callender’s shuts down | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News | Local & Regional

Gran rant:

Okay, let’s say you take your family out to Sunday brunch.
As you and your loved ones are eating brunch, considering what to have for dessert, when a restaurant employee walks up to your table and tells you you all have to leave.
Now.
That’s what happened at Marie Callender’s restaurant in Seattle yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday afternoon, over 100 Marie Callender’s employees in Seattle lost their jobs.
At the Northgate restaurant, there was a birthday party going on when the corporation that manages (and I use the word loosely) Callender’s restaurants called the restaurant manager Mapp Chhim and told him to get the customers out of the restaurant and lock the doors.
From the article linked above:
“This was a very difficult decision to make. We certainly apologize to any guests in the restaurant,” Brooks (a corporate spokesperson) said. “There are certainly a variety of factors that go into the decision-making process. I can’t go into that specifically. It is a well thought-out but a very difficult decision.”

On Monday morning, the restaurant chain’s parent company, Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc., announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.”


Well thought out?


Why open the restaurant yesterday?


Double Gran raspberries to Perkins and Marie Callender’s Inc.


Hugs to the customers who were treated so poorly yesterday, and double hugs to the employees who lost their jobs.












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Posted on June 14, 2011, in Marie Callender's Washington restaurants. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Oh. My. Goodness. I have never heard of kicking customers out to close. I'm sure my blood pressure would have gone through the roof. How horrible for the Birthday party. I'm almost speechless…

  2. Me either, Kathy. I just can't believe it.

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