Metro Diner closes near Butler University

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE/WISH) — Metro Diner has closed its locations near Butler University and in Fort Wayne.

The Fort Wayne location closes after less than a year in business.

In a statement, the chain restaurant’s marketing director said closing the restaurant at 5525 Coldwater Road was a “business decision.”

“This is strictly a business decision and is not a reflection of our teams dedication to serving the community,” said Crafton Bryant IV. “We understand that closing our location in Ft. Wayne will affect the lives of our Team Members and we are helping them with this transition including severance packages.”

All signage at the restaurant was removed Monday, and the location was already removed from Metro Diner’s website. A paper sign on the door read, “We’re sorry for the inconvenience. We have made the difficult decision to close this Metro Diner location.”

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Metro Diner closed its location near Butler University in Indianapolis, as well.

Metro Diner opened in Fort Wayne in April. It served comfort food and diner classics like meatloaf and chicken pot pie, and breakfast all day.

Metro Diner has locations in 14 states, including five remaining eateries in Indiana in Indianapolis, Plainfield and Granger.