Bertucci's has filed for bankruptcy, according to a release sent by the company Monday.
According to a company spokesperson, the Italian restaurant chain filed for Chapter 11 in United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware Sunday. Employees were notified of impending restaurant closures that day.
The company, which is headquartered in Northborough, Mass., already shut down locations in West Hartford and Waterbury due to underperformance and restructuring. Locations in Orange, Southington and Manchester are also now closed, according to a message on the answering machines.
There are 59 Bertucci’s locations still open, including five in Connecticut, and the company will continue to operate as it works through the bankruptcy process. A company spokesperson said they are trying to transfer as many impacted employees as possible to the remaining locations.
“Today’s filing is expected to be seamless for Bertucci’s guests, trading partners and vendors, and result in minimal disruption to its operations, allowing us to strengthen the company’s financial structure and position it for significant future growth,” said Brian Wright, CEO, in a statement.
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