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1855 - Sanford & Cyrus Lyon establish Lyon's Station (for stagecoaches) near today's Sierra Hwy & Newhall Ave [story]


Romano’s Macaroni Grill employees received a surprise Tuesday when they showed up for a mandatory meeting to find the restaurant permanently closed.

On Tuesday morning, instead of a team meeting, employees were greeted by moving trucks, a corporate HR representative, and the company’s chief operating officer.

For the full story, click [here].

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313 Comments

  1. Denise Henningsen Taylor :(

  2. No notice to employees? So uncool.

  3. KFC in Lyons is close too

  4. Jordan Silberman dad is going to be devastated!

  5. Bill Spalliero Kelly Spalliero

  6. John Ritchie John Ritchie says:

    That’s a bummer! Let me guess… a Starbucks Super Store is moving in??

  7. Gabriel Rosas Margie Ponce

  8. Burbanks closed a decade ago b

  9. Jared Ambrose sad day!!

  10. I have a gift card. Guess I’d better go to the Northridge one before it closes.

  11. Benny Guzman Benny Guzman says:

    It enough business coming through the doors.

  12. Mike Ortiz Mike Ortiz says:

    Kirstie… don’t you work here???

  13. This is horrible Joanne Solis Abraham Solis

  14. Jane Elizabeth, what a surprise!

  15. Hayley Good Hayley Good says:

    Laura Kessinger Good what?!?!?!

  16. Randy Rodi Randy Rodi says:

    Move it to canyon country

  17. No great lose I didn’t like it anyway!! What’s happening old restaurants are closing and new ones are coming??? I guess we need a change in SCV!!!

  18. @Christine Ramirez damn

  19. Flor Cobos Elsy Dalila Argueta Jessie Garcia

  20. Sean Iversen… Want happened?

  21. Just had dinner there last night! What a shame!

  22. Shane Weeks Shane Weeks says:

    Man I remember when it was over an hour wait to get a table! Times have changed.

  23. Matt Bilyeu Matt Bilyeu says:

    Diane Bilyeu bummer.

  24. Melody Vito Melody Vito says:

    Wow that’s terrible for the employees

  25. Jordan Mann no more spaghetti!

  26. Never been, never would have gone..

  27. Ana Rai Ana Rai says:

    J.t. Sutton this place makes me think of you!! I’m not sure why 😂😂

  28. Vanessa Guevara Danielle Renee Guevara Anthony Robert Guevara

  29. Tarkus Piper Tarkus Piper says:

    Turn it into a taco joint
    So cal way after a Resturant dies

  30. I haven’t been for awhile but always had a good lunch or dinner…

  31. Aline Kassabian Ekmekjian I guess we won’t be painting there.

  32. Aimey Beer Aimey Beer says:

    David noooooo!!! Lol

  33. Great we don’t have a Shakey’s Pizza Applebee’s restaurant an El Torito restaurant and we don’t have a churches Chicken and we don’t have a Sonic burger. We need these restaurants out here SCV..

  34. Couldnt read tbe article stupid congraulations pop up thing kept getting in the way.

  35. Trudy Trump Trudy Trump says:

    went there once a long time ago and that was enough…feel bad for the employees as this is a truly cowardly corporate way of handling the situation . Doesn’t bode well for employees at the remaining locations…

  36. Ruth Hammond so sad !! Arianna didn’t get to try the mac and cheese and draw on the table

  37. Sarah LeCaine Flittner!!!

  38. Larry Lopez Larry Lopez says:

    Last time I was there on a Sunday back in October there was only a few people. This was at 6:00pm..

  39. We went there because it was never busy, guess we know why. Inconsistent food but great service. KFC NO!!!!!!! We lose a lot of good restaurants, wonder why??!!

  40. Hilary Liberman Hannah Haskell :(

  41. Carolyn Tyau Carolyn Tyau says:

    We used to love going there years ago. The food and service were always excellent. Went a few minths ago and everything was horrible. Especially the food. . And it was pretty empty for a fri night. I’m always so sad to see places close and feel for everyone affected. But I’m not surprised at all! =(

  42. Stacy Tamayo Kristyn Gray Megan Walling Maertz surprised?? lol

  43. Adam Anthony Adam Anthony says:

    Shoulda called Gordan Ramsey..

  44. Janet Hoben Janet Hoben says:

    Margaret Gilmer and Christine Schad Francis. Wow. 😡

  45. Tim Rosinga Tim Rosinga says:

    A hundred bucks severance pay, are they for real?

  46. Dan Conner Dan Conner says:

    Emma Hughes Cahill & Shiloh Cahill .. it musta been the garlic 🤣😂🤣

  47. Jason Wells Jason Wells says:

    Blake Barnett Matt Forman

  48. Food and service at Corona restaurant lousy. It should close soon!!

  49. Nicole, our first date spot is gone

  50. Neva Escarze Neva Escarze says:

    Sorry to hear this news… always enjoyed going to the Macaroni Grill 😭

  51. Donna Meraz Donna Meraz says:

    We need a good bakery.

  52. We just ate there for Easter dinner. Camden will be so sad. He loved their chicken parmigiana!

  53. Shea Roldan I was just talking about this babe

  54. We were just there. Holy cow!!!

  55. Chris T says:

    There was a gradual, but obvious erosion of the food, kitchen and service at this restaurant. After several disappointing events here, including large family gatherings, we stopped going about 2 years ago. The managers were indifferent to our complaints. We had gone there fairly regularly for years, usually about twice a month. They also changed their menu for the worst — there are other Italian food eateries in the SCV, but at one time Macaroni Grill seemed to be one of the best, but that hasn’t been the case for a long time. Hope the employees file a complaint with the State of California Labor Board as they may be due more compensation for the way this was handled.

  56. I used to love going there. Good food. Sorry it closed.

  57. Bummer we were there a week ago, wasn’t crowded, but food was good!

  58. This is how I got laid off when I worked at a restaurant. Called us in. I thought I was in trouble and I pulled up and saw them taking down the sign and wheeling out food :,( not a good feeling

  59. Michael Lara Michael Lara says:

    Karissa Petersen sad

  60. Jordan Eagle Jordan Eagle says:

    JoAnn Eagle 😭😭 💔💔

  61. Penny Ann Penny Ann says:

    wow i liked that place….

  62. R they closed permantely?

  63. OMG! This was just a cruel way to get rid of employees. No notice in advance so that way they could start looking for another job.

  64. Mike Bench Mike Bench says:

    That place was garbage anyway

  65. No notice what a bunch of jerks!!

  66. Lisa says:

    Good way to treat employees!!Sucks that they weren’t notified so they can look for a new job!! I wish them well

  67. Cooks Prep cooks and servers message me!!!!!

  68. Kendall Myers Claire Myers where are we going to get bread omg

  69. Irma Blanco Irma Blanco says:

    I feel bad for the employees

  70. Erin Prinsze Erin Prinsze says:

    Anthony Terranova NOOOOOO 😭😭😭😭😭

  71. Jen Sheffer Jen Sheffer says:

    Marie Wise-Hawkins omg look!

  72. Sucks!!!
    The reason they do this to employees is so they don’t take off & say screw you before it closes & leave ’em hanging. They should give them an incentive to stay rather then pull the rug out from under them. They did the same thing when the Elephant Bar closed. Really sucks the way they handle things.

  73. Wow, that really sucks that employees were treated so poorly. They couldnt even bother to give them a heads up so they could get another job. The same company also owns Chilis. Maybe Chilis is hiring.

  74. Juan Leyva Juan Leyva says:

    thts good the food was not good and the service was bad

  75. Shawnie just told me!!! That’s crazy!!!! 😱 JJen Sheffer

  76. Garay Javier Garay Javier says:

    That is what the minimum wage hikes are going to do to a lot of businesses.

  77. Joe Stark Joe Stark says:

    this used to be a favorite about 5 years ago. Then the service took a nose dive so badly that we had to scratch it off the list… it would take two hours for a business lunch. we would pass it periodically and wonder how it stayed around so long with 3 cars in the parking lot.

  78. Bri Michelle Bri Michelle says:

    Wow. Unreal and totally not ok!

  79. Julie Kim Julie Kim says:

    Shelley Kim – the proper way to run a business obvi

  80. Mario Shields haha we just said no one goes there. Dang the bread was so good

  81. Oh no! I loved that place!

  82. Ari Martin Jeri Martin-Siracusa

  83. We don’t eat out a lot; this was once a favorite…their Penne Rustica. Sad for those now out of a job. Also loved how a singer would stroll through singing opera-style.

  84. Bob Woodford Bob Woodford says:

    Worst dining experience of my life there thanks to a disgusting employee. Came back to haunt them. What corporation isn’t cowardly?

  85. Margo Caruso Margo Caruso says:

    Wow! We just ate there a few weeks ago, was not the same! Tina Boyle!

  86. Wow, that’s terrible that they let the employees know that way. Was there about 3 weeks ago.

  87. Hey Mia Kainoa Kaina Standley. I guess we’ll have to go someplace else for lunch next time with Mike and Ali Kaina.

  88. Rick Polanco Rick Polanco says:

    I thought it’s been closed for years… who knew.

  89. Joey D Nap Joey D Nap says:

    Roxana Marta Napoli

  90. A really sad way to behave toward employees. No excuse whatever the underlying!

  91. Cristhian Sanchez can you believe this

  92. Javier Nunez Javier Nunez says:

    Now where will Claritians eat ?

  93. Another one bites the dust! Enjoyed celebrating birthdays, etc. there!😞

  94. Ours closed many years ago. Happened same way. No warning at all.

  95. What a way of caring about employees! That was a slap on their faces for their service. The work force has changed dramatically. I hope someone does something about it.

  96. No! I will miss this place.

  97. Justin Aftab Joy Johnston

  98. Lauri Gentry Lauri Gentry says:

    Heard a rumor a while back that it would close and then reopen as a Bubba Gump Shrimp.

  99. Mina Del Toro, we were just talking about this place today!

  100. Deborah Wood another one bites the dust

  101. Regardless on how one feels, these employees still have families and bills jyst like everyone else. Thumbs down to owner who didn’t value their employees hence as to why the doors are now closed.

  102. Mary Eubanks Mary Eubanks says:

    Closed in Ventura too. Getting a Stonefire.

  103. I wouldn’t touch that severance pay. You bet your ass I’d find a Workers Compensation attorney DAMN fast.

  104. Manal Saba Reem Rebecca Saba Braedon Braddy the one time we went and it was all bad

  105. And another one bites the dust!

  106. OMG…do we have to eat at home?

  107. So sad for those employees!! Anyone know what’s going there??

  108. TRAVIS says:

    KFC on Lyons is turning into a Star Bucks as well. Awesometown was bad enough but Starbucksville is even worst. Bunch of D-Bags

  109. Skye Raeanne Elmore our fav place is closing 😭

  110. Eric Areto Eric Areto says:

    oh no, one of my favorite places!! :(

  111. Shubie Shaw Shubie Shaw says:

    What is happening up there? Ghost town.

  112. Andria Mukai Andria Mukai says:

    Justin Gahret Hayden Juan Thomas Connor O’Brien glad we got out while we did 👍🏼😓 cheers to old times hahahahaha 🍾

  113. What is going on here more people and good restaurants closing and nothing replacing them

  114. Trent Baskin Trent Baskin says:

    Laura Yoder I heard about that I have some old co workers that are trying to get hired at Bjs now

  115. Joey says:

    Sucks. Lots of good memories there.

  116. Emily Garcia Emily Garcia says:

    Briana Christine Mosqueda nooo😭😭😭

  117. Yeah, it’s really crappy what they did to the employees.

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