Wollaston Papa Ginos among dozens to close

Lloyd Doyle
November 7, 2018

The restaurant became kown as Papa Gino's in 1968. It changed its name to Papa Gino's in 1968 and expanded throughout Boston, other parts of MA and Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

After abruptly closing dozens of locations, the popular New England pizzeria chain Papa Gino's has announced it has filed for bankruptcy and plans to sell the company.

The company hasn't provided a full list of closures.

According to several media reports, Papa Gino's closed approximately 53 locations without explanation, including the one at 619 West Main Road. According to the company's website, the only location left in CT is located in Willimantic.

WBZ-TV found a "closed" sign on a Papa Gino's on Needham Street in Newton. As of Sunday, the location map feature lists 97 stores, including 78 in MA. The Lowell Sun interviewed a manager-in-training, who arrived on Sunday evening for his second-ever shift at the Lowell restaurant to find the door locked.


Boston has left phone messages for members of the Papa Gino's marketing team for more information about the sudden, region-wide closures, and has also sent an email to the company through its website.

So. if you're yearning for the "all you can eat" pasta and pizza feast, head on down to your Cape Cod Papa Gino's store Monday through Wednesday.

The ultimate goal is to "remodel and modernize" the 141 company-owned locations across New England and enhance online ordering capabilities.

The restaurants that closed will remain closed permanently, but when Wynnchurch Capital takes over the company, it will look into expanding within New England.

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