TULSA -- A Delta Cafe that was shut down in Tulsa in December will reopen soon under new ownership.
The new owner, Dabir Ahmed, has previously worked with the cafe and said the plan is to open the restaurant at 51st and Yale by mid- February.
"I worked for Delta Cafe for 22 years and am excited to serve my patrons again," Ahmed said.
Ahmed said he plans to re-hire seasoned staff members and bring in new employees as well.
The December announcement took employees in Tulsa by surprise. One waitress said she and the other workers came in Monday and learned that day that they'd be without jobs by Thursday.
Former CEO Allan Roberts wrote in a statement, "It's a very difficult operating environment for full-service, family-oriented restaurants. We have seen declining sales combined with increasing costs that has made this difficult decision necessary."
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