The Fresh Choice restaurant in San Bruno Towne Center has closed, San Bruno Patch has learned.
The signage has been taken down, which is the main indicator that the casual buffet-style eatery has left San Bruno.
The company has provided no other information about the closure. But according to other Patches in the area, Fresh Choice has been closing a number of its restaurants lately.
Several Yelp reviews showed that customers who were used to dining at the San Bruno Fresh Choice were disheartened by the recent closure:
When I got there, the restaurant looked suspiciously dark. I see a guy on a ladder and asked him what the deal was. He said they were "closed." I go "closed for remodel or closed for good?" He said, "Closed for good." They shut down this past Wednesday.
Sad so sad. This was the biggest FC in the Bay Area (two sided salad bar!). So sad but I heard they were in a steady decline for the better part of last year and this.
RIP SB FC!
Fresh Choice filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2004. But there is no indication whether the restaurant chain is facing a similar situation now.
When I contacted the company at its headquarters, a Fresh Choice human resources employee didn't sound so optimistic about the company's future.
"We're not doing so well," the employee said, when reached by phone. "We may not even be in business."