Both Ted’s Montana Grills are closed

Ted logo CMYKNo more bison meatloaf and strawberry shortcake for Wichita. Our two Ted’s Montana Grill restaurants are among nine that the company closed today because of declining sales.

In addition to the Wichita restaurants at 2140 N. Tyler Road and 3121 North Webb Road, the Atlanta-based chain closed three restaurants in the Kansas City area; one in Omaha, Neb.; one in Raleigh, N.C.; one in the Chicago area; and one in the Washington, D.C., area.

The chain, founded in 2002 by Ted Turner, includes 46 restaurants across the country.

An employee who answered the phone at the west-side Ted’s said that Sunday was the last day in business for both Wichita restaurants.

I always kind of liked Ted’s, especially the atmosphere, which featured gorgeously tiled floors and attractive wood booths. The food was good, too, and even though the menu was a tad too meaty for my taste, I’ll miss it.