The restaurant industry continues to face headwinds during the COVID-19 pandemic as staff shortages, supply chain issues and inflation have taken their toll.
Here are some of the local non-franchise restaurants that closed their doors in 2022.
Brookside Poultry Co., 751 E. 63rd St., Kansas City: In a December 2021 social media post, the fried chicken-centric restaurant announced that January 29, 2022, would be its last day. It opened in 2018 in the Brookside neighborhood.
Shaun Brady and Graham Farris opened Brady & Fox, a casual, family-friendly Irish-American restaurant and lounge, in the same space.
The Dubliner, 170 E. 14th St., Kansas City: The Irish pub closed in March when its lease expired. Majority owner Ryan Haverty has recruited a new ownership team including three other entrepreneurs, Ryan Weekley, Jamie Bethke and James Eddy, to open a new pub, KC Hooley House.
The new venture will feature an upscale cocktail bar in the same location.
Plowboy BBQ: The owners of Plowboys closed their remaining locations in Blue Springs and downtown Kansas City in August after making the decision to retire. It previously closed an Overland Park location.
Todd Johns, the founder, president and chief pitmaster, said he would continue to make the restaurant’s sauces and rubs through a company called Plowboys Foods LLC.
See more KC restaurant closures in the Kansas City Business Journal.