Food and cigars go hand in hand. Cigar folks always talk about food. They tend to talk a lot about just any topic that comes up. When I moved to Boston in the late 70’s , there was one Bertucci’s store in the Davis Square area in Somerville. Ma.
The pizza was brick oven style and had two Bocce courts in the store. The deal was while you were at the restaurant , you could reserve a court to play Bocce. For those who are not familiar with Bocce will explain the game at a later date.
Bertucci’s was always jammed, and the food was great. As we all know, the original store expanded , got bought out and now I read the chain is shrinking and declaring bankruptcy. Might be patrons no longer frequent the restaurant, food styles change or stuff I don’t know anything about. Have not been to a Bertucci’s in years but sorry to hear about this place going down.
NORTHBOROUGH, MA — Bertucci’s, the Massachusetts-based Italian restaurant chain, filed for bankruptcy, the company announced Monday. As part of the move, the company closed 15 restaurants, including one in Boston and another in Taunton. Fifty-nine restaurants in 10 states and Washington D.C. will remain open, according to Bertucci’s CEO Brian Wright.
Wright claimed the bankruptcy filing will position the struggling chain for “significant future growth.”
“We are grateful for the service and loyalty of our team members and are looking forward to focusing on a return to Bertucci’s roots: authentic, high quality, fresh ingredients that guests and team members alike crave and care about,” Wright said in a statement.
The company plans to sell its assets to Illinois-based Right Lane Dough Acquisitions for about $20 million, according to the Associated Press.
Bertucci’s, founded in 1981, is known for its brick-oven pizza.