Pat & Oscar’s Closes Amidst Layoffs

The place known for its pizza and breadsticks closed late Friday night, laying off approximately 60 people at its Temecula location. Employees say there are plans to re-open.

If you have a craving for Pat&Oscar’s breadsticks, you’re going to have to wait…

The Temecula location of Pat&Oscar’s restaurant abruptly closed Friday night, laying off 60 employees in about 20 minutes, according to reports from former employees.

As a part of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, Pat & Oscar’s has closed three stores – its Temecula, El Cajon and Carlsbad locations, Executive Vice President Tim Foley said in a news release.

A restructuring of the company and the menu are expected in the coming months.

The 11 restaurants that remain, including Inland Empire sites in San Bernardino and Palm Desert, will honor any gift cards and family rewards points. Any pending catering will be transferred to the nearest available location, Foley said.

Employees at other locations said corporate communication indicated that the Temecula location would re-open under new management, but there was no definite date. Pat & Oscars is located at 29375 Rancho California Road, on the corner of Rancho California and Ynez Rd.

The Carlsbad-based restaurant chain opened in 1991 and currently has 18 locations throughout Southern California. There are two others in the Inland Empire in San Bernardino and Palm Desert.

Local Resident September 30, 2011 at 11:56 PM
Sounds EXACTLY like what I'VE been looking for... I would LOVE that. :)
Local Resident October 01, 2011 at 12:01 AM
Although I didn't much care for the food there, in fact, only ever ate there for the above mentioned fundraisers, you are absolutely correct. They were a huge part of this community and simply for that, will be missed. Well stated Mr. Cozine.
Angie October 15, 2011 at 01:52 AM
I would like to have the Cheesecake Factory here.
Cik Bast October 15, 2011 at 11:53 AM
Pat and Oscar's was far from a a great asset. Crappy food. I second a more upscale eatery, to replace it.
D October 17, 2011 at 06:54 PM


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