Two weeks after seeking new hires, Training Table abruptly announces closure

Posted at 7:49 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 12:11:45-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Exactly two weeks after encouraging people to apply for a job with the restaurant, The Training Table announced abruptly on Facebook they are closing up shop.

The restaurant stated on Thursday that the Utah original’s final day of business was Wednesday.

“After 39 wonderful years, yesterday was our final day serving cheese fries, dipping sauce and burgers! Thanks to our incredible customers and staff who made us A Utah Original!!!”

Many customers responded to the post with surprise and even some frustration over the lack of warning ahead of the closure. Others shared fond memories from their visits over the years.

The announcement comes just a few weeks after the restaurant told customers they would not be closing. A customer posted on the page November 14, saying the Sugar House location was closed without warning and asking if the business was closing.

“We are not closing,” came the reply. “We had some unexpected changes, but will be back to normal hours!”

The page had also posted on November 17, stating they were still hiring for their Sugar House location and encouraging fans to share the post.