Pulido has been around for 57 years and now, it is closing its doors on all its branches according to a CultureMap Dallas article which says,
“Alongtime Tex-Mex name in Fort Worth is closing down all locations: Pulido’s, a small Tex-Mex restaurant chain that’s been around for 57 years, is closing all three remaining locations on October 14.
The owners posted a sign on the location at 2900 Pulido St., stating, “We will be closing our doors Saturday, October 14. We appreciate all our loyal customers and cherished employees for all the amazing memories created over the years. Hopefully we will be back! The Pulido Family.”
Just like most restaurants and businesses, the reason behind the closure is the direct hit of the COVID-19 pandemic which of course made Pulido emotional, according to a WFAA article. They report,
“When you’re going out, it’s a sad part,” Pulido Sr. said. “That’s what it feels like now. My heart is still in it, but with my age, at 82, it’s a little bit harder.”
Pulido Sr. told WFAA ongoing challenges since the COVID-19 pandemic have made running the family business difficult. Finding enough staff to keep the locations running is his biggest challenge.
“It has gotten harder since Covid,” Pulido Sr. said. “You can’t find help. It’s getting very hard to find.”
Dionicia and Pedro Pulido opened their restaurant back in 1966 to accommodate rail yard workers and employees who pushed the couple to open the restaurant.