As part of a trend noted in the media recently of mid-range restaurant chain’s difficulties in recent months, the Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant at 5005 Shelbyville Road at Ten Pin Lane in St. Matthews has closed abruptly. The Nashville-based restaurant chain has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and as a result are closing up to twenty of its 250 outlets nationwide.
Three other Louisville-area Logan’s outlets remain open – at 5229 Dixie Highway, on Alliant Avenue off Blankenbaker Parkway, and on Lewis & Clark Parkway in Clarksville, Ind.
The bankruptcy plan is designed to try to restructure the company’s finances and better allocate the capital is has. Closing the least profitable stores is part of that plan. Like many similar chains with design themes and middle-of-the-road menus, Logan’s Roadhouse has experienced reduced customer traffic and depressed sales.