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Dixie Cafe going out of business Wednesday, closing all 17 locations

Posted By on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:58 AM

CLOSING SOON: A spokesman said the Dixie Cafe on Rebsamen is closing at the end of business Wednesday, apparently along with other outlets in the chain.
  • CLOSING SOON: A spokesman said the Dixie Cafe on Rebsamen is closing at the end of business Wednesday, apparently along with other outlets in the chain.

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Dixie Cafe, the home-cooking restaurant chain based in Little Rock, apparently will be closing all 17 locations at the end of business Wednesday.

The chain has 14 Dixie Cafes in Arkansas and Tennessee and three Delta Cafes in Oklahoma.

When KATV first reported indications of the decision, I also tried to call corporate offices and was promised a call-back. But I confirmed the news with an employee at my neighborhood Dixie, on Rebsamen Park Road. Google is already showing Dixie Cafe locations as closed permanently, though that's incorrect. The closing won't happen until Wednesday night.

The company, once a perennial award winner in the country cooking category of our annual restaurant contest, grew out of the Blacked Eye Pea chain. Franchisees split off, renamed the restaurants and grew the group. The restaurants had roots stretching back 35 years.

UPDATE: The company issued a prepared statement to KATV that said in part, "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."

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