Golden Corral Restaurant on Maysville Closed

Published 06/13 2014 02:24PM

Updated 06/13 2014 02:53PM

The Golden Corral restaurant on Maysville Road on the Northeast side of Fort Wayne has been shut down by the Indiana Department of Revenue.  That's according to a sign on the store's front door.

A server with the restaurant reached out to WFFT.

Adam Dirig has been with the Golden Corral for 10 years as a waiter and a trainer and at the Maysville location for 7 of those years.

Dirig says it had been rumored among the staff that the store might be closing.

He showed up for his normal shift and was preparing to open to customers.  Deputies from the Sheriff's Department and officials with the State Department of Revenue arrived and shut them down.

He says he'd been told that the owners had not been paying sales tax and that the Indiana Department of revenue had been investigating.

He says he worries for all of his co-workers who have lost their jobs and is frustrated that the owners didn't tell employees ahead of time.

"We're still reacting to it.  A lot of people still don't know and customers don't know either so it's been a rough day.  I have 3 daughters now and I have a daughter on the way as well.  It's not the news I expected to hear on Father's Day.  I have respect for the owners as far as giving us the opportunity to earn a living but the way it has ended, I'm disgusted and it's very disrespectful."

Dirig says the Golden Corral in Noblesville was also subject to the same fate.  WFFT was unable to get in touch with the store owners.  Dirig says between the two closed stores, over 100 people have lost their jobs.

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