Restaurants close after massive fire at Asheville restaurant
RICHMOND, N.C. — The state’s biggest restaurant chain is closing in the wake of a massive blaze that ripped through a Brecken Ridge restaurant.
Statewide, 14 eateries and bars were damaged or destroyed in the blaze.
Some of those that survived were shuttered, while others were forced to close for months.
More than 400 people were rescued by the National Guard and were able to return home.
A spokeswoman for Breckendridge Restaurant Group said the company is working with its owners and suppliers to “identify any possible damage to the restaurant”.
“We are actively assessing the situation,” Breckdridge spokeswoman Ashley Smith said in an email.
“We will provide updates as they become available.”
The Breck Restaurant Group is one of the country’s biggest hospitality brands, and owns or operates more than 300 restaurants across the U.S.
It opened its Breck Ridge restaurant in 1974 and has operated there ever since.
The company also operates four restaurants in South Carolina and five in Tennessee.