Hopefully Taylor Gourmet fans had time to get one last hoagie this weekend after absorbing Friday’s shocking news from the Washingtonian that the sandwich chain planned to close all of its stores and file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It happened by Sunday (although PoPville readers noticed some stores closing early with hand-lettered signs taped to the door).
The Washington Post reports that Taylor Gourmet plans to file for bankruptcy protection this week per a source, with the sudden closures happening after private-equity firm KarpReilly (the brand’s majority owner) pulled out of the company. Meanwhile, Cava’s not the only D.C. restaurant chain hoping to scoop up Taylor Gourmet employees: the Washington City Paper names Capo Italian Deli, Bub and Pops, and Glen’s Garden Market as companies in the market for sandwich makers.
Update: There’s one Taylor Gourmet shop that’s still open (at the moment) but diners will need a boarding pass to get there. The location at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is serving subs and answering the phones right now.
Quick update: The Taylor Gourmet at DCA is still open—for now. It's a licensing agreement, not a lease. MarketPlace Development, which runs the airport concessions, isn't sure its fate. Will probably have an answer tomorrow. https://t.co/vpmfWbP7u4— Jessica Sidman (@jsidman) September 24, 2018
A Mediterranean restaurant called Lily is moving into the former After Peacock Room space at 2622 P Street NW in Georgetown, reports PoPville, and an outdoor dining space is in the works.