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Denny’s in Missoula suddenly closes

The restaurant had served customers for 26 years
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Posted at 8:08 AM, Jan 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-24 10:26:52-05

MISSOULA - Missoula's restaurant scene has seen some changes over the past month and now the Denny's on Brooks Street has closed its doors.

The parking lot was completely quiet on Monday and a lock on the door signaled the restaurant was officially closed after serving customers for 26 years.

Employees are left with questions after losing their jobs when Denny’s closed over the weekend without any warning.

One former employee - who asked not to have their name released - told MTN News that the safe was taken from the restaurant on Friday.

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The Denny's on Brooks Street in Missoula suddenly closed over the weekend after 26 years of serving customers.

The general manager was asked about the safe and gave the former employee a head nod signaling that Dennys was closing.

The former employee sent out a group text message to her fellow restaurant workers to bring them up to speed.

The restaurant was officially shut down on Saturday and employees were given $100 as severance, but only if they would sign a non-disclosure agreement.

The former employee said she put a lot of effort into the restaurant over her four years there.

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Employees are left with questions after losing their jobs without warning when the Missoula Denny’s suddenly closed.

Another employee who worked at Denny’s for almost 25 years said she did not receive any extra reimbursement for her time.

Besides a head nod and a group text message, the workers lost their jobs without any formal warning.

The Missoula location is no longer listed on the Montana section of the Denny's website.