Several hundred Alaskans are out of work and local businesses are left holding the bag on thousands of dollars in unpaid bills after Chiliâ€™s Grill and Barâ€™s parent company Brinker Investments revoked Duke Investmentsâ€™ three Alaska franchises.
The Wasilla store closed Friday and its sister stores in Fairbanks and Anchorage were closed Sunday.
â€œI can confirm Chiliâ€™s Anchorage, Fairbanks and Wasilla restaurants have closed,â€ brand spokesperson Julie Flowers wrote in an email late Sunday afternoon.
The closures came swiftly after a mid-February court filing by Brinker International seeking to terminate the franchisee rights previously held by Duke Investments. More.