As of today, you'll only be able to enjoy Marie Callender's products found in the grocery stores or from places like Amazon.com. Nobody knows exactly why, but yesterday, all seven Marie Callender's Restaurants closed in the state of Arizona. With full details hard to come by, the obvious thinking is that the tough economy has finally claimed another set of restaurants. While all the locations are closed in our state, the chain continues to operate in 7 other western states.
There is some speculation out there that the Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Bullhead City has also closed, however a phone call to the location confirmed that they are still in operation.
This is all very reminiscent of the morning when every Arizona Krispy Kreme donut shop closed suddenly in 2006, with employees and patrons being locked out. Thankfully, Krispy Kreme came back after a few years. Will Marie Callender's do the same?
Update (6-17-11): Just for even more confirmation, the owner of the Perkins in Bullhead City has stated, "We're not going anywhere."