A large sinkhole opened in a new International House of Pancakes restaurant parking lot in Meridian, Mississippi over the weekend, swallowing as many as 12 cars.
The asphalt gave way Saturday evening, leaving a huge hole estimated to be about 35 feet wide, 375 feet long and 30 feet deep, according to authorities.
Emergency officials roped off the area to keep people away, WTOK reported.
There were no reports of injuries.
Mayor Percy Bland said the cave-in appears to be over the site of a former city culvert.
Crews began trying to remove some of the cars Monday, the mayor said.
Craig Hoffman, a spokesman for IHOP, told CNN the company is happy no one got hurt.
“The cause of the sinkhole is still under investigation, and our primary concern continues to be the safety of our guests and team members,” Hoffman said. “The restaurant will remain closed until all necessary repairs have been completed.”