Einstein Bros. closing some Chicago restaurants

Einstein Bros. Bagels will close 11 of its 30 Chicago-area restaurants on Feb. 24 as part of a national restructuring.

The Lakewood, Colo.-based restaurant chain, which was bought last year by JAB Holdings, a privately held Belgian firm, said in a statement that the Chicago stores, along with 28 others across the country, would close because they were underperforming.

Company executives could not be reached today for comment. The local closings were first reported by DNAInfo.

Closing are four stores in Lakeview, two in Lincoln Park, and one each in the Loop and Edgewater. Stores in Carol Stream, Glencoe and Oakbrook Terrace also will close.

Einstein Bros.' remaining four city restaurants will be:

  • 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 100E, Loop
  • 400 N. Dearborn St., River North
  • 109 E. Pearson St., Near North Side
  • 1549 N. Wells St., Old Town
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