SHAWNEE, Okla. – A popular diner in Shawnee announced that it is closing its doors for good later this week.
Dixie Restaurants, Inc. announced that it is closing all 17 of its Dixie Cafe and Delta Cafe restaurants in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
“After over 35 years in business, we have decided that we must close our restaurants. It’s a very difficult operating environment for full-service, family-oriented restaurants. We have seen declining sales combined with increasing costs that has made this difficult decision necessary,” a statement from CEO Allan Roberts read. “We want to thank all our loyal patrons who have supported us over the years. We also want to thank all our long-term management and staff who have been so dedicated to our company and its mission to serve our guests. We are privileged to have been a part of so many wonderful communities and to have served so many loyal guests.”
The restaurants will close on Thursday, Dec. 7.
Oklahoma has three Delta Cafe locations: one in Shawnee and two in Tulsa.