(GDN)–A popular eatery in the Berkeley Mall has closed its doors permanently. According to a sign on the gate, the owners of K&W Cafeteria have closed the Goldsboro location and urged residents to dine at other nearby restaurants, such as Longhorn, Olive Garden, Jade Express and others.
In a statement released to GoldsboroDailyNews.com, President of K&W Cafeterias Dax Allred said “Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our overall business and the disproportionate effect the virus has had on our guest demographics, K&W had to make the difficult decision to exit several of our markets, including our Goldsboro location. We are encouraging our employees to transfer to neighboring area locations where possible. We also hope to serve our many loyal guests at nearby K&W Cafeteria locations. K&W Cafeterias is forever grateful to the people of Goldsboro and for supporting us as part of the community since the location opened in 1975.”
WRAL-TV reports that the K&W Cafeteria in Cameron Village has also closed its doors permanently. A sign informing customers of the closure was posted on the door of the restaurant located at 511 Woodburn Road. The sign urged customers to dine at the other K&W Raleigh location at 3620 Bastion Lane in the Tower Market Place Shopping Center.
The K&W at University Mall in Chapel Hill has also closed.
K&W Cafeterias is a family-owned cafeteria chain headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., and has 28 locations: 20 in North Carolina, 3 in South Carolina, 4 in Virginia, and 1 in West Virginia. K&W is known for serving fresh home-style foods at affordable prices for 84 years.