Fort Collins Restaurant Closes Its Doors for Good
A local Fort Collins restaurant has closed their doors for good, but judging by their Facebook page not many people have noticed in recent weeks.
Sanford's Backyard Grill, with a location on Harmony Road in Fort Collins, ceased operations in the city on May 29th. A post on their Facebook page did not state the exact reasoning behind the closure, and "thanked customers for their patronage" during the time they were open.
The local Sanford's location was part of a chain where most of their locations are in Wyoming, including Cheyenne, Sheridan, and Casper.
They were mostly known for their burgers, but also had an extensive menu for steaks and sandwiches.
The location struggled from the start, and their reviews on Yelp showed that they were having a tough time attracting residents and visitors to try them out.
Some of the reviews include, "I have heard great things about the food. Unfortunately I can't review the food because after waiting forever for someone to at least bring us drinks we had to leave. I have never walked out of a restraunt without be served". That review came from a customer on April 28th, 2016.
Another review, made in December of 2015, stated, "Took 30 mins to get our 3 burgers even with only a handful of other people there. No updates from our waitress during that entire time. We had to keep asking for drink refills ourselves. Burgers were delicious, but way smaller than before the restaurant rebooted. Fun atmosphere and decoration, but the service makes me prefer Red Robin for unique burgers".
They had been in the Fort Collins market since 2002.