Zaxby's in Stillwater closed Tuesday after about 3 1/2 years of operation.
First reported by the Norman Transcript, signs on the doors of closed locations state that Lady Di Food Groups, an independent licensee of Zaxby's, closed five area stores effective immediately.
The letter did not state what other locations closed, but the Zaxby's website showed online ordering was not available at: the Norman restaurant; 6017 W. Reno Ave. and 12215 E. Rockwell Ave., Oklahoma City; 202 W. Hall of Fame Ave., Stillwater; and 1603 Garth Brooks Blvd., Yukon. Phones were not answered at any of the above restaurants.
Stillwater's chicken shop was announced in December 2015 and opened its doors in March 2016.
A customer told the News Press on Monday that he had tried to place a future order but was told by management that the location was closing.
"This is a strategic business decision based on business performance and local market conditions," according to the letter. "We understand the impact that these closures will have on our team members and the community. We are working to minimize that impact by providing employment opportunities at our other four area locations."
The Zaxby's restaurants remaining open are:
• 2720 S Service Road, Moore
• 5859 Northwest Expressway, Warr Acres
• 1084 E Oklahoma 152, Mustang
• 2317 S Douglas Blvd., Midwest City