Papa Gino's Closes Several Restaurants Across New England Without Notice to Employees

Marco Green
November 7, 2018

It changed its name to Papa Gino's in 1968.

Papa Gino's has restaurants in Falmouth, Centerville, South Yarmouth and Orleans.

The company hasn't provided a full list of the closures.

You might be in need of a new go-to pizza place.

After the startling news on Sunday that Papa Gino's and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches closed several of its stores over the weekend, PGHC Holdings, Inc., the Dedham-based parent company of both popular chains, announced in a press release on Monday morning that it had filed petitions for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Patrons reported some of those restaurants also had signs saying they were permanently closed Sunday. It then directs callers to PapaGinos.com for a list of locations. The Lowell Sun interviewed a manager-in-training, who arrived on Sunday evening for his second-ever shift at the Lowell restaurant to find the door locked. "I was told to reapply to other locations".

WBZ also talked with a blindsided employee in Mansfield.

It is unknown how many locations closed this weekend.

Boston has left phone messages for members of the Papa Gino's marketing team for more information about the sudden, region-wide closures, and has also sent an email to the company through its website.

In Rhode Island, four Papa Gino's in East Providence, Cranston, Coventry and Middletown and two D'Angelo's in East Providence and Johnston closed.

"These were hard decisions but decisions we believe were absolutely necessary to allow Papa Gino's and D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches to continue serving New England now and for years to come", CEO Corey Wendland said in the statement.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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