The sale of Papa Gino's Holdings Corporation will play out in bankruptcy court.
The Papa Gino's pizzeria location in Middletown was one of many abruptly shut down by the Massachusetts-based company.
In a Facebook post on Monday, Papa Gino's wrote, "We were overwhelmed to receive the passionate response of our guests who were disappointed by the recent closure of several Papa Gino's restaurants (we were unable to comment on the news until this morning's press release, announcing our impending sale)". "If your nearest Papa Gino's or D'Angelo has closed, be assured that your favorite pizza or Steak Number 9 sandwich awaits you at a re-energized restaurant not too far away".More news: Xiaomi Mi AirDots Youth Edition Earbuds Ditch The Wires Priced At $30
"These were hard decisions but decisions we believe were absolutely necessary to allow Papa Gino's and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches to continue serving New England now and for years to come", Corey Wendland the company's financial chief said in a statement. Patrons reported some of those restaurants also had signs saying they were permanently closed Sunday. As of Sunday, its website only listed 97 locations. "They didn't inform me or anything", Shadane Richards told the newspaper.
Boston has left phone messages for members of the Papa Gino's marketing team for more information about the sudden, region-wide closures, and has also sent an email to the company through its website.
The first Papa Gino's was in 1961 in East Boston, and was called Piece O' Pizza. In 1968, it changed its name, and began expanding around Boston and beyond.More news: Buhari receives Prince Charles, wife in Villa
The ultimate goal is to "remodel and modernize" the 141 company-owned locations across New England and enhance online ordering capabilities.
The chain has locations throughout New England.More news: RBI governor Urjit Patel could resign on November 19