Flying J Closes Seven Locations


The oil company Flying J Inc., Ogden, Utah,  has decided to close seven of its restaurants because of poor economic conditions, the Associated Press reported.


The locations set to close include restaurants in Payson, Utah; Bessemer, Ala.; Commerce, Ga.; Lubbock, Texas; and three in Wyoming-Cokeville, Evanston and Casper. These stores will continue selling hot and cold deli items in the interim. 


Flying J filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware at the end of last year and in February, laid off 200 workers as part of its reorganization.


Virginia Parker, director of marketing for Flying J, said in a statement that the company regularly reviews the long-term potential of each property and evaluates the performance required for it to continue operating.




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