Special Report

Saddest Restaurant Closings of 2020

Source: Courtesy of Highland Park Cafeteria via Facebook

Texas: Highland Park Cafeteria
> Location: Dallas

Opened in 1925, this casual eatery — famous for its zucchini muffins, chicken-fried steak, and homemade pies — closed down for good in May, with its furnishings, equipment, and memorabilia sold at auction. Addressing its customers, a statement on the restaurant website said, “We would love to have a farewell event to honor you and our faithful employees, but due to the current restrictions, we won’t be able to do so.” The statement left open the possibility that the place might be revived in the future, adding “So, making no promises — but who knows? Zucchini Muffins may one day make a comeback!”