Madison restaurant closed

Madison restaurant closed


MADISON — The Bonefish Grill here is one of 41 restaurants closed by the parent company, a company spokesman said.

Elizabeth Daly, a spokesman for Bloomin’ Brands, said the last day of business for the Madison location was Friday, Feb. 23. 

“Closing a restaurant is never easy,” a statement from Bloomin’ Brands said. “This was a business decision that is not a reflection of the management or staff. All employees will receive a severance package. We thank the community for its support over the past 19 years.”

A quarterly earning report released by the company on Feb. 23 showed Bonefish Grill had dropped three percent.

A sister restaurant to the popular Outback Steakhouse chain, Bonefish Grill was founded in January 2000 in St. Petersburg, Fla. They opened the Madison location at 201 Colony Way in about 2005.

An automated message thanks customers for calling the Bonefish Grill and then says the location is “permanently closed” before asking callers to check their website for the nearest location.

The nearest location is outside of New Orleans.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. has four brands that include Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. The company owns and operates more than 1,450 restaurants in 47 states, Guam, and 13 countries, some of which are franchise locations.

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