It’s a sad day for chicken lovers in Victoria.
The city’s only Swiss Chalet restaurant has been closed permanently, according to notices posted on the front door of the establishment.
These notices appear to be from Consolidated Civil Enforcement, and state that the landlord has terminated the lease effective May 15th.
It goes on to cite rent arrears, as well as advertising, royalties and other fees payable to the licence agreement as reasons for closure.
The notice is from Swiss Chalet parent Recipe Unlimited Corp., formerly Cara Operations Ltd., and is addressed to the business as well as Fernando Facchini, Rosana Facchini and Peter Rakovich.
The bailiff has indicated in the notices that locks on the doors have been changed.
Swiss Chalet was able to confirm to Victoria Buzz that the restaurant has indeed closed permanently, though no other details were given.
The restaurant located on Douglas Street originally opened its doors in 1985, and is famous for their chicken, ribs, and rotisserie-style meals.
Swiss Chalet is a Canadian chain that was founded in 1954 in Toronto, Ontario. Currently, there are over 200 of their restaurants in Canada.
The restaurant is among the holdings of Recipe Unlimited, which also owns the fast food chain Harvey’s.