Tucker's Marketplace says it's closing for good due to COVID-19
If you typed “tuckers.ca” into your address bar in June, you didn’t see photos, restaurant information, or menus.
Instead, you were met with a single landing page, notifying patrons that Tucker’s Marketplace is closing its doors in Burlington (as well as its other locations) for good.
The longtime popular buffet cited the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent government shutdown orders as the culprit.
“It seems the undeniable reality is that Covid-19 will be with us for some time,” wrote the restaurant chain, which closed its doors on March 14 due to the virus.
“And we anticipate therefore, that upon reopening and for the foreseeable future, restaurants will be required to operate with capacity restrictions and to maintain physical distancing. Most concerning of all, we expect that customers will be reluctant to return to restaurants or to frequent restaurants as often as they once did, until a meaningful treatment or a vaccine for Covid-19 is found.”
The message on Tucker’s website continued by saying that there is no “profitable path forward” and the restaurants will not be reopened.
“Many of you have been patrons of ours for very many years and we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout that time,” concluded Tucker’s Marketplace.
“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve you. We wish you good health and much happiness and we thank you one last time.”
(cover photo courtesy of Tucker’s Marketplace)
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