The sudden closure of all locations of Bay Area restaurant chain Pasta Pomodoro the day after Christmas affects three North Bay spots, according to reports.
Among the 15 locations and hundreds of workers involved were sites in Novato, Mill Valley and Vallejo. Former employees of the Italian restaurants told KTVU that the closures happened suddenly and that they were notified on the day after Christmas via text message to not come into work on Dec. 26, and that all locations would be “closed for business effective immediately.”
The chain also had locations in San Jose, Sunnyvale, El Cerrito, San Ramon, Oakland, Emeryville, San Mateo and Redwood City.
Meanwhile, a Wendy’s franchisee in Santa Clara has offered former Pasta Pomodoro employees and management to interview for full-time positions, according to NBC South Bay. Wendy’s International had a 25 percent stake in the company from 2002–2010.
Pasta Pomodoro was started in San Francisco by restaurateur Adriano Paganini in 1994. He sold the chain in 2009, when it reached 30 restaurants across the state. The number of restaurants had been reduced to 15 that were open until Dec. 26.
The restaurant owners did not answer attempts to reach them.