Pepito’s Saga Continues: Restaurant Is Reportedly Closing
It has been the talk of Shreveport, Pepito Munoz one of Shreveport's most beloved waiters announced he was no longer associated with his namesake.
On Wednesday, January 26th, the entire city of Shreveport gasped after we heard that our favorite waiter was calling it quits at Pepito's & Co.
According to Staff at Pepito's & Company, the Restaurant is Closing on Friday.
A friend of mine had a birthday party planned at Pepito's and she said that when she called to double-check on her reservation she was informed that the restaurant would be closing on Friday, February 4th. I called to ask if this information was accurate and the gentleman on the phone claimed that yes they were in fact closing their doors on Friday.
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The gentleman on the phone only confirmed that they were closing their doors he said he did not know if Pepito's would be opening its doors under a different name.
Keel News Obtained a Statement from Pepito's & Company
“Like so many other establishments in the restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Pepito’s saw the effects of the pandemic directly on our business – an uncertain business environment, increased costs, and increasing inflation that were making the business impossible to continue running. We made the decision to not renew our lease this past December, and although we were holding out hope that this situation would change, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors. For those who would like to come out and say goodbye to your favorite servers, this upcoming Friday, February 4, will be our last evening. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank our tireless employees, our faithful customers, and all of those who had the chance to enjoy Pepito’s over the past two years – we are forever grateful.– Pepito’s Restaurant"
Pepito Munoz took to his Instagram and Facebook page Wednesday, January 26th, to tell us that his time with Pepito's & Co had run its course. "This is not the end .. Just the beginning and always BELIEVE! Love and Light “.
You can read the statement that Pepito Munoz posted below.