(WDTN) — Some restaurants in the Miami Valley abruptly closed their doors late Thursday.
IHOP sent a statement to 2 NEWS Friday saying the owner of three local IHOP locations is unable to continue operating.
IHOP Brand Spokeswoman Stephanie Peterson said:
“At this time, the franchisee who owns the three restaurants in Dayton is unable to continue operating. We appreciate the support from the community and are currently exploring options that will allow us to bring our guests in Dayton the outstanding dining experience they’ve come to know and love at IHOP.”
Peterson also stressed that this is an isolated incident and IHOP continues to open restaurants across the country.
It’s not clear what will happen to current employees or their paychecks. When 2 NEWS asked, we got this statement:
“We are fortunate to have so many talented and passionate team members employed by our franchisees. Team members impacted by the closures are encouraged to seek positions at other area IHOP restaurants as well as rejoin the team once restaurants return to Dayton.”
A viewer contacted 2 NEWS Thursday night, saying local IHOP restaurants had closed their doors at 8 p.m.
Our crews checked the 24-hour IHOP locations in Huber Heights and Beavercreek. At both locations, the parking lots were empty and there were padlocks on the doors.
At the Beavercreek location, a sign on the door read, “Sorry for the inconvenience. IHOP is temporarily closed until further notice.”
2 NEWS is working to learn more about this story and we will keep you updated when more information is available.