CINCINNATI — Frisch's Big Boy will not reopen two of its Greater Cincinnati locations due to the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, the burger chain announced Monday.
Seven restaurants total will close permanently, including Big Boy's Carew Tower location, which opened in 2018, and the chain's Yankee Road location in Liberty Township.
"When stay-at-home orders were put into effect, Frisch’s Big Boy found new and innovative ways to serve you," read a company statement. "Like many restaurants across the nation, we’ve also been challenged to make difficult decisions for the overall good of our business."
Due to the impact of the pandemic, the company said some of its restaurants in Ohio and Kentucky will remain open as drive-thru and carryout only.
"We thank our communities for their continued support and invite you to make new memories with your family – and ours – as we move forward," the statement read.
Frisch's also announced it would close two locations in Louisville and one location each in Gahanna, Marysville and Urbana.
The company said it would stagger the reopening of its restaurant dining rooms in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
"When you visit our dining rooms you will notice some changes, as we will be implementing a new fast-casual dining model, and have removed tables and chairs to allow for social distancing while enjoying your Frisch’s Big Boy favorites," restaurant officials said.
See a full list of the Big Boy restaurants reopening for carryout, drive-thru and dine-in service here.