With future uncertain, Bonfire announces all restaurants will close for good

Another group of restaurants in the Twin Cities has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking announced on Friday that all of its locations would remain closed for good. The restaurant chain's locations in Blaine, Eagan, Mankato, Savage and Woodbury had been closed since March 17.

"As you know, the future of hospitality is incredibly uncertain and over the past month, we have tried our best to navigate this uncharted territory," Bonfire said in a statement on its website. "We have explored multiple paths to emerge triumphant at the end of this pandemic, but there’s just no way for us to support the financial weight of our company and the building we call home."

Bonfire had been open since 2001, and according to the statement, it was "already walking a fine line" before it was forced to shut down in March.

Any unused gift cards will be valid at sister restaurant Axel's, which has locations in Chanhassen, Mendota and Roseville, Bonfire said.