Soup To Nuts Diner, which was featured on Season 5 of Restaurant Impossible has closed as of yesterday after the close of business. People on Facebook and Twitter have been saying that they were closing after yesterday, and I also got a few emails notifying me that they were closing. Also, the owner Sharon posted on Facebook Saturday, "Come to Soup To Nuts Diner tonight for the car show...LAST car show!!!"
I called the restaurant yesterday to confirm that they were closing, and the person that picked the phone up did confirm they were closing, and were closing for good. When I asked the reason, I was told, "I think she's had enough," referring to the owner Sharon.
The restaurant had suffered from bad reviews, and here is the original update from the show. The show originally aired on March 17th, so the restaurant closed less than 2 months after the original air date. This is the 2nd restaurant from season 5 to close, with the Dinner Bell closing just closing last month.
This now puts the total amount of restaurants from Restaurant Impossible that have closed at 17, and I have updated the Restaurant Impossible Page to reflect that. I may have another update later today though.
Update - A local article stated, "Owner Sharon Whitmore said Monday that she couldn't keep up with
"ballooning" mortgage payments and high employee-payroll taxes. She said
she's moving to Maryland to be close to her 6-year-old granddaughter."