Champps Americana restaurant closing three locations

LYNDHURST, Ohio - A popular sports bar restaurant is suddenly closing three of its locations in northeastern Ohio.

A Champps Americana employee told NewsChannel5 Saturday that the Lyndhurst location on Landerbrook Drive will close its doors for good at midnight and the Westlake location on Main Street will close at 1 a.m. Sunday.

The employee also said the Champps restaurants in Valley View closed their doors Friday night, yet other locations nationwide will remain open.

It's estimated that approximately 300 jobs were affected with this sudden closure, according to two Champps employees.

"We found out about it yesterday (Friday) the doors would not re-open Sunday," said one employee. "They didn't even give us a reason why. It's sad. Some employees have worked here for 10 to 15 years."

An employee said the company has offered salary employees severance and hourly employees' payouts are based on tenure.

Stay with NewsChannel5 as we continue to gather more on this story.

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