2020 hasn't been a great year for businesses of any kind, but restaurants have really struggled in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the closures and restrictions that came out of it.

But, all that being said, this particular permanent closure was apparently in the works since before COVID.

The Asbury Park Press is reporting that the Applebee's on Route 35 in Wall Township will be closing before the end of November.

According to the APP report, the location's franchisee didn't give a specific reason for the restaurant's impending closure, but did say that the decision was made before the coronavirus pandemic set in.

The Applebee's on Route 35 in Wall will close for good on November 22nd.

Thankfully, the report points out that the restaurant's employees were offered jobs at the other nearby Applebee's locations.

That leaves Jersey Shore Applebee's restaurants in the following towns; Brick, Forked River, Howell, Manahawkin, Manchester Township, Ocean Township, Tinton Falls, and Toms River.

The closing of the Route 35 Applebee's in Wall will mark the end of the restaurant's nearly 20 years in a pretty busy spot, where Route 35, Allaire Road, and Warren Avenue all come together.

The Applebee's restaurant is in the same plaza as Panera Bread and Acme, and just across the street from the Jersey Shore's lone Whole Foods location.

Today's news leaves exactly 10 days for you to get to the Route 35 Applebee's if you want to say your final farewells.

You can click here for the full story from the Asbury Park Press on the permanent closure of the Wall Township Applebee's.

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