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One of Guy Fieri’s Restaurants Just Closed With ‘No Warning at All’

He clearly shouldn't have blown it all on his jumbo ladle budget.
He clearly shouldn’t have blown it all on his jumbo ladle budget. Photo: Johnny Garlic’s/Facebook

Servers and cooks who showed up to prep the volcano chicken and “kraft kocktails” at Johnny Garlic’s in Sacramento, one of that city’s two, discovered that the restaurant had abruptly gone out of business. Staffers were apparently told to pick up their final checks and avoid talking to reporters, which explains why the CBS crew who rolled up had the the door shut in their face after they knocked. Johnny Garlic’s executive Bruce Marano later materialized to explain that the brand’s preferred type of leasing arrangements “has evolved into big box, theaters, things of that nature,” and that the Sacramento site “no longer fits the profile of what we’re looking for.”

Whatever profile Johnny Garlic’s will take next, it likely won’t involve the few dozen laid off employees, who say they were kept in the dark. A confused line cook who’d been on the job for three days and collected his first and last paycheck Monday says he now feels “definitely misled” because there was “no warning at all.” Marano says the workers are eligible to apply for a transfer to the location across town, but there “won’t be enough spots for everyone.”

[CBS Sacramento via Eater]

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