After little more than three months in business in Bel Air, Marlin & Rays permanently closed its doors Wednesday.
The Bel Air location was not alone in closing. Parent company Ruby Tuesday's president and CEO James “JJ” Buettgen said tough times prompted the decision to close all 13 Marlin and Rays seafood restaurants, a Potomac Local piece reports.
The announcement to close came the same day the company's second-quarter earnings were announced, according to a story on Nation's Restaurant News.
According to Potomac Local, the company lost about $15 million in the conversion of Ruby Tuesday restaurants to Marlin & Rays.
Bel Air was among the conversion sites. Ruby Tuesday closed its 593 Baltimore Pike location in July.
Marlin & Rays guest services manager Sam Parker told Patch in August that closing the Ruby Tuesday was a step toward balancing the number of both chain locations.
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