Golden Corral Corp. says although a Fort Wayne franchisee fell behind on his taxes, the chain is doing well, including a remaining restaurant at 4747 Lima Road.
Bob McDevitt, senior vice president of franchising for the company, said the State Department of Revenue closed a Golden Corral at 10510 Maysville Road and another in Noblesville because businessman Scott VanKirk had unpaid state taxes.
“Unfortunately, it reached the point to where the state had to take action,” McDevitt said. “He still owns a restaurant in Warsaw.”
VanKirk, a managing partner with the restaurant group, said the winter played a major role in the closings that happened this month.
“From about Christmas to March, we were probably closed more than we were open because of the weather,” VanKirk said, adding he owes less than $100,000 to the state. “It was just really tough this year. It has been for the past three years.”