As part of a chain-wide closing spree, the El Balazo restaurant in Lafayette has closed its doors. All of the other El Balazo locations except for one have closed as well.
According to a report from one of the fired employees, the restaurants were closed as a result of tax issues. Employees were informed of the closure of the restaurants Wednesday, just hours before the restaurants were closed.
The state Board of Equalization filed a lien against El Balazo in November.
This isn’t the first time the El Balazo chain has experienced some issues from the government. In May 2008, 63 workers from 11 El Balazo locations were arrested during a raid by immigration officials.