Most Americans love chain restaurants. Whether it's a weekly or monthly outing or just the familiarity of casual dining in a restaurant with comfort food, chain restaurants are usually known for their affordable prices.

And for the most part, they're popular everywhere, which is why it's always shocking and a bit of a jolt when we hear about mass closings.

What went wrong? How could a popular go-to favorite just close in New Hampshire? Sadly Maine already experienced the last closure in 2012 according to the Press Herald so Mainers understand.

Say goodbye to the fan-favorite Bloomin' Onion from Outback Steakhouse, an Australian-themed steak chain found across New England and the country. And it wasn't a casual closing, but quite abrupt, according to CNN.

While Connecticut and Massachusetts Outbacks weren't affected, they're all closed in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

The chain's parent company, Bloomin' Brands, has been struggling with many locations, so it decided to close them permanently, according to CNN. More than 40 restaurants were shut down unexpectedly to workers and restaurant-goers.

Bloomin' Brands also closed down some Carrabba's Italian Grills, Bonefish Grills, and Flemings Steakhouse and Wine Bar restaurants around the country, according to CNN.

This was a business decision that has no reflection on the staff or their service. Many team members will have the opportunity to transfer to open positions at another restaurant. Employees who do not will receive severance.

According to the National Restaurant News online, Bloomin' Brands will be opening new restaurants across all of its brands and unveiling new designs later this year. It will focus on the changing habits of consumers, including the fact that takeout and delivery have increased substantially.

No word where those new locations will be.

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