Mike’s, the Toronto restaurant that has been in business since 2010, has shut down.
The restaurant’s Facebook page says the business has been shut down “due to financial difficulties,” and it’s asking for donations in order to help pay for the “ongoing costs” of the shutdown.
The closure was announced by Mike’s founder and co-owner, Michael Dutton, in a Facebook post on Friday morning, but it was only later announced on the company’s website that it had actually been completed.
Mike’s is a Canadian company that specializes in catering, and was founded by Michael and Katie Dutton.
The Dutons own a catering company, Mike’s Bistro, in Toronto, which has been catering for the past four years.
The company was originally a chain of restaurants in Toronto that had an annual turnover of $1 million.
Its Toronto location had a turnover of about $3.5 million in 2017, according to the company website.
It’s unclear whether the restaurant’s closure was related to the ongoing lawsuit between Mike’s and its former partner, The Sash, which is suing The Sac, a Toronto real estate developer, over its $1.2-million lease.
A lawyer for The Sacc had called the lease an “illegal eviction” and said that the Dutners had “no rights to the property,” according to a CBC News report.
A spokesperson for Mike’s Restaurants told CBC News that the company has “closed the doors indefinitely, to facilitate the transition.”
Mike’s has had two other locations in Toronto.
Its newest one, in the former Canadian Tire building at 531 Queen St., opened in October 2018 and has since become the most popular location in the city.