TC Restaurant Group Lays Off 411 Employees at Five Honky-Tonks in Nashville Due to Coronavirus Closures
NASHVILLE, TENN. — TC Restaurant Group has filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development to notify the agency of 411 employee layoffs stemming from closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Ohio-based company operates five honky-tonks in downtown Nashville, including Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar, Luke’s 32Bridge Food + Drink, Luigi’s City Pizza, Tequila Cowboy and FGL House. TC Restaurant Group says the employees were laid off in mid-March, when the company temporarily closed the doors to those establishments due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As of this writing, there have been 888 confirmed cases and nine deaths due to COVID-19 in Davidson County, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).