Over time, businesses wax and wane like the phases of the moon. While the restaurant industry is always in flux, many big chains are facing the music, shutting down locations across America. Even mainstays like Pizza Hut and Taco Bell aren’t spared.
From Jack in the Box to McDonald’s and O’Charley’s, tons of popular chains are taking a hit. While some restaurants are pivoting to do more delivery as people become increasingly dependent on apps for their sustenance, others are facing permanent closures entirely due to less business.
As the culture of dining out is changing, and the culture of dining in is booming, is there any way for these big names to come out on top? Check out all the restaurant chains closing branches this year, and see if your favorite will be sticking around.