Two more restaurants have given notice to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development they are shutting down. The restaurants says they are laying off a total of 155 workers due to COVID-19.
Ohio-based Calimira LLC says it is temporarily laying off 65 employees in Indiana. The company owns the Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern in Indianapolis.
The layoffs have already started.
Meanwhile, the same company, but operating under the name of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC announced it is also temporarily laying off approximately 90 employees in Indiana. The company owns Ocean Prime Indianapolis in the Keystone Crossing Corridor.
Both restaurants say they intend to rehire the laid-off employees.
On the company website, founder and chief executive officer Cameron Mitchell called this the “most incredibly difficult times” ever faced at CMR.
“Like you, I am heartbroken and am anxiously awaiting the end of this global health crisis so that we can return to business as usual and invite you, our loyal guests, to dine with us once again,” said Mitchell.
“The devastating impacts rippling through the restaurant community due to this situation cannot be overstated.”
CMR says it is selling online gift cards to the various restaurants in the group. It pledges to put 100% of those sales in an associate relief fund for the company’s 4,000 employees nationwide.