Ruby Tuesday at 127 E. Ashland St. in Morton, open for business Tuesday, has abruptly closed its doors.
A sign on the front door of the business simply states the restaurant is closed.
The Journal Star reports Ruby Tuesday’s in Champaign and Decatur have also closed.
The Maryville, Tenneseee-based chain has released the following statement:
“Our Ruby Tuesday restaurants were owned and operated by an independent franchisee. As the franchisor of this concept, we went to great lengths in assisting the franchisee to remain open but he has made the decision to close his restaurants. We appreciate the patronage of the many residents and guests that have dined at the Illinois Ruby Tuesday restaurants over the years along with the dedicated employees of the franchisee and will evaluate opportunities to return to the market in the future.”