Both local Jason’s Deli locations closed their doors Sunday, according to a spokesman for the restaurant chain.
“It’s sad. There were 85 employees and a lot of loyal customers,” said Dan Helsman, a company spokesman. “We had been working with (the franchisee) for a while to avoid closure.”
Helsman said the local franchisee, Delwest, Inc., had run into irreparable financial problems with several organizations, including the Internal Revenue Service.
The restaurant—which opened its first Tucson store more than 20 years ago—had locations at 5420 E. Broadway Blvd. and 4545 N. Oracle Road.