As we continue to slog through the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis, with no immediate financial relief expected, the Texas Restaurant Association says 25% of the restaurants in Texas could close before the end of the year.
Here are four restaurant groups that have announced closures in Dallas-Fort Worth. Note that some appear to be temporary.
10 Krispy Kremes in D-FW
Most of the Krispy Kreme doughnut shops in North Texas are “temporarily closed,” according to signs on the doors and notes on the company website. One Krispy Kreme in North Texas, in Westworth Village west of Fort Worth, appears to be open.
We asked reps from Krispy Kreme why the shops are closed or when they might reopen. Spokespeople did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
The 10 temporarily closed Krispy Kremes are in (or on): Allen, Arlington, Cedar Hill, Dallas’ Greenville Avenue, Dallas’ Marsh Lane, Frisco, Grapevine, Mesquite, Richardson and Watauga. If you’re looking for other doughnut shops in Dallas-Fort Worth, check out this list of options we published for National Donut Day in June.
Top Pot Doughnuts and Coffee in Dallas and Richardson
Beloved Seattle doughnut shop Top Pot has shuttered all of its cafes in North Texas. The closures were originally temporary, scheduled at the end of March as the pandemic threatened food and beverage companies. But Top Pot co-counder Mark Klebeck confirmed in early October that the closures are permanent.
The restaurants were on Lower Greenville in Dallas, at Hillcrest and Northwest Highway in Dallas’ Preston