Fazoli's has been serving spaghetti, lasagna, garlic bread, and other Italian-American-inspired dishes for several years here in the Med-City.

I decided to drive by the restaurant, located at 5550 Hwy 52 North in Rochester, last night after seeing a post from someone asking the Spotted in Rochester Facebook page whether it was closed for good or not. From a distance, everything looked normal but once I got closer to the fast-food joint it was easy to see that something was definitely going on.

Now, before driving over there I searched Google to find Fazoli's phone number. When I called I got an automated message and pressed the button to speak to a Fazoli's team member. No one picked up. One thing I did notice when Googling the chain was the business listing for the Rochester location said: "temporarily closed".

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When I drove over to the restaurant I noticed the building still has the company's signs displayed on the outside were off but the dining room lights were still on.

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And, as I pulled into the parking lot I could clearly see the dining room was full of equipment...

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A lot of equipment...

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And, as I walked up to the door I noticed a sign had been posted for customers.

We regret to announce that Fazoli's in Rochester is permanently closed. We want to thank our guests and our community for your business. Please visit us at our Eau Clair (3730 Gateway Drive) or Onalaska (9370 Hwy 16) WI locations.
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All 37 Minnesota Restaurants that Have Been Featured on the Food Network

Many Minnesota restaurants have been featured on the Food Network over the years. Some have closed now, but I checked out the Food Networks website, the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives website, and TVFoodMaps.com to find all of the Minnesota restaurants that have been featured on their channel in the past and found these 37 (in no particular order) that are still open.