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Elkhart Bob Evans one of 20 restaurants closing nationwide

ELKHART — Flapjack fans have had their last meal at Bob Evans, at least at four Indiana locations. 

On April 29, the company announced it planned to close 20 restaurants during the next year, with most set to close by the end of the month, according to a news release from Bob Evans. 

Four of the 20 locations are in Indiana, including the Elkhart, Michigan City, Huntington and Fort Wayne locations, WANE-TV, a Fort Wayne-based station, reports. 

The Kalamazoo, Mich., location is also closed, WANE reports. 

“Closing a restaurant is a difficult decision, as it directly impacts our guests and employees,” chief financial officer Mark Hood said in a company news release. “These restaurants, however, despite efforts to improve performance, were not meeting expectations.” 

The Bob Evans locations in Goshen (425 W. Pike St.), Mishawaka (5823 Grape Road) and South Bend (204 S. Dixie Way) remain open.

Bob Evans owns 16 of the 20 restaurants and will sell those properties, according to the release. Net proceeds from the sales are estimated between $15 and $17 million. 

It’s unclear the date the Elkhart location, 2915 Brittany Court, closed, but it sat locked and boarded up with the signage torn down as of Tuesday morning, May 19. 

Follow digital producer Danielle Waldron on Twitter @DanielleWaldron

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