Macaroni Grill closes St. Louis locations; Chick-fil-A plans two -

Macaroni Grill closes St. Louis locations; Chick-fil-A plans two new stores

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

** Macaroni Grill says guests will have the option of trading in their gift cards or discussing reimbursement with guest relations by visiting their website**  

ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( -- Macaroni Grill closed its doors at all four St. Louis locations, leaving employees out of a job and diners confused.

Employees told News 4 they had no advanced notice that their stores were closing. They found out Monday morning on a corporate conference call that all of the St. Louis locations, in Brentwood, South County, Chesterfield, and Mid Rivers, as well as the store in Columbia, would be closing.

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Rental trucks were loaded up with booths and bar stools Monday morning. The signs at all of four local restaurants were stripped from the buildings.  Chick-fil-a confirmed it will be tearing down and re-building on the Brentwood and South County Center locations.
Employees News 4 spoke with said they felt side-swiped to be laid off during the holidays with no notice. 
Macaroni Grill wouldn't confirm how many jobs were lost between the four stores.
Food from the closing locations is being donated to the St. Louis Dream Center. The Chick-fil-A’s will open sometime in 2015.
If you have a Macaroni Grill gift card, the company will not issue a refund. Click here to see other store locations or contact Macaroni Grill.
Joe's Crab Shack in St. Peters, which is also owned by the same company, said they will not be honoring those gift cards.

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