Thursday, September 12, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
The Checkers fast food restaurant located at 1617 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Broadview is now closed — five years after opening its doors.
There’s been no word yet on the circumstances leading to the closure. Officials with Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. could not be immediately reached for comment on Thursday evening. The restaurant was listed as closed by yelp.com.
The restaurant opened in September 2014, on the same day that a Checkers opened at 1718 S. First Ave. in Maywood. That restaurant closed in 2017.
The Broadview Checkers was the only location in Proviso Township, according to a listing on the company’s website. The Broadview Checkers was one of 27 in Illinois.
When the Broadview and Maywood Checkers opened in 2014, Scott New, Checkers’ brand growth manager, told Village Free Press at the time that the chain’s reemergence in the area represented a shift in corporate strategy, with most of the new stores in the western suburbs being corporately-owned and operated, instead of franchised.
Earlier this year, Checkers filmed a commercial at the Broadview location, David Upshaw, the village’s building commissioner, said at a board meeting in June.
So far, there’s been no word on the fate of the now-vacant property. On Sept. 12, a dumpster was in the restaurant’s small parking lot, the inside of the establishment dark. VFP
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