It was less than two years ago that the Houlihan's restaurant on Route 35 in Eatontown suddenly closed its doors without warning.

This past weekend, the scene repeated itself not once, but twice, with a pair of New Jersey Houlihan's restaurants locking their doors permanently.

NJ.com reports that the parent company of Houlihan's filed for bankruptcy last month, which brought about the closures in Woodbridge and Hasbrouck Heights last Sunday, as well as the shuttering of locations in Texas and Kansas, too.

There's still a Houlihan's in Ocean County, in Brick, as well as locations in Bayonne, Bridgewater, Cherry Hill, Fairfield, New Brunswick, Paramus, Ramsey and Secaucus, which the report says will stay open.

When we first reported the closure of the Eatontown restaurant in February of 2018, there were 17 Houlihan's locations in New Jersey. Following the closures this past weekend, there are now almost half that number in the Garden State.

 

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