If you have a craving for Pat&Oscar’s breadsticks, you’re going to have to wait…
The Temecula location of Pat&Oscar’s restaurant abruptly closed Friday night, laying off 60 employees in about 20 minutes, according to reports from former employees.
As a part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, Pat & Oscar’s has closed three stores – its Temecula, El Cajon and Carlsbad locations, Executive Vice President Tim Foley said in a news release.
A restructuring of the company and the menu are expected in the coming months.
The 11 restaurants that remain, including Inland Empire sites in San Bernardino and Palm Desert, will honor any gift cards and family rewards points. Any pending catering will be transferred to the nearest available location, Foley said.
Employees at other locations said corporate communication indicated that the Temecula location would re-open under new management, but there was no definite date. Pat & Oscars is located at 29375 Rancho California Road, on the corner of Rancho California and Ynez Rd.
The Carlsbad-based restaurant chain opened in 1991 and currently has 18 locations throughout Southern California. There are two others in the Inland Empire in San Bernardino and Palm Desert.