Employees at Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse in Montclair and Clifton found out that the eateries would be closed for good this morning.
Montclair and Clifton are two of 20 Charlie Brown’s shutdown this morning without any reason or notice.
An employee who answered the phone this afternoon at Montclair’s Charlie Brown’s in Upper Montclair Plaza said, he didn’t know why they were shut down, but they received word from corporate this morning that they were being closed.
“All I know is that we’re not working,” the employee said, who didn’t want to give his name.
Two Clifton employees were outside crying and hugging each other this morning. They described the steakhouse as a second home, a place where most of the employees came to hang out when they weren’t working.
Baristanet called the Charlie Brown’s Corporation, located in Mountainside, NJ, to find out about the closure of the locations. We will update the article as soon as we hear anything.
“These were restaurants that have just been underperforming for us,” Director of Marketing Rich Covey said.
The corporation is working with the employees affected by the store closures to place them in the other remaining restaurants, Covey said.
There are 1,400 employees effected by the restaurant closing that corporate will be trying to assist.
There are still 29 Charlie Brown’s Steakhouses, 20 Bugaboo Creek Steakhouses and seven Office Bar and Grills working under the CB Corporation.
The Charlie Brown’s in Millburn will be one of the remaining 29 restaurants to stay open.