The reasons vary as much as the respective menus.
The restaurant business is a notoriously tough industry, with an estimated 30% failure rate in the first year for establishments, according to the National Restaurant Association and other studies.
That’s in normal times. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the business even tougher.
Owners of several of the closed restaurants said they were still coping with the fallout of COVID-19 — namely rising costs on everything from labor to fuel to food itself — and hit the breaking point.
For all of the closings and a slideshow of the restaurants, go to ColumbusBusinessFirst.com.