Applebee’s closes Fayetteville location

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The Applebee’s location in north Fayetteville closed for good recently.

According to a note posted on the door of the establishment, the restaurant closed permanently on Oct. 1. Exterior signage on the restaurant has already been removed.

The restaurant was located at 4078 N. College Ave.

A Business Insider story from earlier this year indicated that the restaurant chain closed 99 locations nationally in 2017, and are in the process of closing an additional 60-80 locations this year. The article blamed the chain’s failure to connect with younger diners for their slumping sales.

The Springdale restaurant, located at 3953 W Sunset Ave., remains open.