SOUTHINGTON — The Bertucci’s restaurant on Spring Street was closed Monday, one of more that 20 locations shuttered as the company filed for bankruptcy.
A message on the restaurant’s voicemail said the location was closed and to look for other open restaurants listed on the company’s website.
“Thank you to so many for your loyal patronage,” the message said.
According to a statement from the company, Bertucci’s filed for relief under Chapter 11 Monday and has a buyer for its assets and liabilities. The chain’s 80 locations have been reduced to 59 remaining restaurants.
“Today’s filing is expected to be seamless for Bertucci’s guests, trading partners and vendors, and result in minimal disruption to its operations, allowing us to strengthen the company’s financial structure and position it for significant future growth,” said Bertucci’s CEO Brian Wright in the statement.
The company is headquartered in Boston and started in 1981.
Taylor Crofton, Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce executive director, said the restaurant had been part of the chamber but left in the fall after a management change.
Town records list Eric P. Kaufman as the property owner of 20 Spring St. He couldn’t be reached for comment Monday and it’s unclear what will happen to the building.
The closest Bertucci’s is in Newington on the Berlin Turnpike. The company has five locations remaining in the state.