An Italian restaurant chain has shuttered its outlet in west Little Rock after nearly 25 years in business.
A recorded message Monday via Romano’s Macaroni Grill’s phone number confirmed the closure at 11100 W. Markham St.
The Romano’s location in Little Rock was the only one in Arkansas.
Around the time it opened in the mid-1990s, the Markham Street eatery was the most popular restaurant in the city, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette previously reported.
Sales in 1994, its first year in business, were nearly $3 million from January through November, not including alcohol, according to figures from the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The nearest Macaroni Grill is now in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.