EatZi's Shuts Stores, Puts Focus on Dallas Area

DALLAS EatZi's, a hybrid grocery-restaurant concept that made its debut amid much industry attention in the mid-1990s, has shuttered all its company-owned stores with the exception of its original store here, and one held by a licensee in Chicago. Saddled with debt that couldn't be satisfied with current earnings, the company closed its units in Houston; Rockville, Md.; and both its locations in Atlanta

DALLAS — EatZi's, a hybrid grocery-restaurant concept that made its debut amid much industry attention in the mid-1990s, has shuttered all its company-owned stores with the exception of its original store here, and one held by a licensee in Chicago.

Saddled with debt that couldn't be satisfied with current earnings, the company closed its units in Houston; Rockville, Md.; and both its locations in Atlanta this month.

The Chicago unit will remain open for the time being,

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