Wareham Papa Gino’s, D’Angelo remain open after bankruptcy announcement

Nov 6, 2018

Two Wareham stores were not among the 95 locations closed following the abrupt announcement on Monday that the owner of Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo restaurants has filed for bankruptcy.

In total, a combined 178 Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches remain open, including the Papa Gino’s at 2899 Cranberry Highway and the town’s D’Angelo, located at 3020 Cranberry Highway in Wareham. The owner of both, PGHC Holdings Inc., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will sell the chains to Wynnchurch Capital.

“These were hard decisions but decisions we believe were absolutely necessary to allow Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches to continue serving New England now and for years to come,” Chief Financial Officer Corey Wendland said via press release.

A post on Papa Gino’s Facebook page addressed the bankruptcy.

“While we regret the rather abrupt closures, we are currently undergoing major updates to better serve our guests and we ask for your patience as we make these changes,” according to the post.

The Dedham-based Papa Gino’s was founded in 1961 in East Boston. D’Angelo was founded in 1967 in Dedham and was purchased by PGHC (Papa Gino’s Holdings Corporation) in 1997.