ASHLAND – Several Papa Gino’s locations across the state closed without notice this weekend, including one in MetroWest.
Many employees found out they were out of a job, when they showed up to a locked door and a sign at their location, including the one in Ashland on Route 126.
The Papa Gino’s on Route 135 closed last year in Ashland.
None of the Framingham Papa Gino’s locations closed – Route 9 and Route 30.
Papa Gino’s listed on its website it had about 150 locations this summer.
The website, now lists only 97 locations, for the Dedham-based pizza chain.
It is unknown how many locations closed this weekend.
The first Papa Gino’s was in 1961 in East Boston, and was called Piece O’ Pizza. .
The restaurant became kown as Papa Gino’s in 1968.
The chain has locations throughout New England.