D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Logan's Roadhouse restaurant in D'Iberville closed Tuesday as the company files bankruptcy and tries to navigate out of financial trouble. It appears the Gulfport location will remain open.
The closing in D'Iberville means close to 50 people are out of a job. One former employee, Jocelynn Lillis, said the word came down very quickly. Some employees were notified Monday night just before closing. All the others were informed of the layoffs during an 8am meeting Tuesday. The closing is effective immediately.
The national restaurant chain has been in financial trouble for several months now, declaring bankruptcy earlier this summer and shutting down 21 stores.
When WLOX News Now contacted the restaurant's corporate office, we received a statement saying local management teams are helping laid off employees, but didn't specifically explain what type of support they were offering.
Meanwhile, the Mississippi unemployment rate has fallen to six percent from 6.3 percent a year ago. But Lillis said she's not very confident of finding a new job, at least not quickly.