Specialty's Cafe & Bakery Permanently Closing All CA Locations

Nick Garber

BAY AREA, CA — Specialty's Cafe & Bakery, a well-liked breakfast and lunch chain based in the Bay Area, is permanently closing all of its more than 50 locations in three states due to financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus crisis, the restaurant announced Friday.

"Current market conditions attributed to COVID-19 and shelter-in-place policies have decimated company revenues," a statement on the restaurant's website reads. "Our last day of operations will be Tuesday, May 19th, 2020."

The chain, founded in the Bay Area in the 1987, has been in business for 33 years, and moved its headquarters to Pleasanton in 2014, Pleasanton Weekly reported. Popular items included handmade sandwiches and big cookies baked from scratch, as well as catered lunches delivered to offices around the Bay Area.

Specialty's was bought by FEMSA, a Mexico-based company, following transactions in 2016 and 2017, Pleasanton Weekly reported.

This article originally appeared on the Dublin Patch