Month: December 2021

These restaurants closed permanently in Charlotte NC in 2021


Mr. K’s George Dizes had been running the restaurant since 1997.


It stings when we have to say goodbye — especially to Charlotte’s longstanding restaurants, where meals have made memories to last us a lifetime.

COVID-19 and the aftermath that has followed of staff shortages, rising food costs and supply chain breakdowns has strained even the hardiest of stalwarts in the restaurant industry. Some came to their breaking points and couldn’t continue, even though it broke our hearts, too.

These are some of the Charlotte restaurants and food shops that permanently closed in 2021:

5Church Charlotte

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Mr. Seafood closes, Delicacies of Asia opens, and Double 10 Mini Hot Pot reemerges | Restaurants

In the past three years, no one has opened and closed more restaurants in Madison than Ting Cai Zhou.

Ting’s most recent move was around Thanksgiving, when he closed Mr. Seafood, formerly Pho King Good, at 600 Williamson St. in the Gateway Mall, and opened Delicacies of Asia, at 506 State St., where Lotsa Stone Fired

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What restaurants are open Christmas? McDonald’s, Starbucks, IHOP open but Chick-fil-A, Chipotle closed

If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee on Christmas, be prepared to find limited options Saturday.

Major national restaurant chains like Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Chili’s, Taco Bell and Chipotle are closed for the holiday. With Christmas falling on a Saturday, it means Chick-fil-A will be closed two days in a row since its restaurants are traditionally closed Sundays.

But many Starbucks, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ locations will be open on Christmas, along with IHOP, Denny’s and Waffle House.

You also might be able to order pizza from Pizza Hut, Domino’s or

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31 restaurants in Westchester, Rockland, open Christmas Day

As much as Christmas Day is synonymous with family, faith and a big dinner, for those who don’t celebrate, it’s also synonymous with Chinese food. Last year, many Asian restaurants were so inundated with orders, they stopped taking them. So, to avoid any “hangry” crankiness among members of your family, many restaurant owners suggest ordering early. You should also call first to double-check hours though all will open Dec. 25.


Best Wok, Pearl River: This neighborhood spot features the usual Chinese fare — think sesame chicken, beef and broccoli, teriyaki chicken and wonton soup. 20 E. Central Ave., 845-735-0663,

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