BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Chicken Lou's has been slinging sandwiches and subs to Northeastern University students since 1990, but the owners of the popular campus eatery are planning to close up shop next year.
Co-owner David Ferretti told WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas it's been an emotional experience, from announcing they're closing at the end of April to the overwhelming support they've received from customers.
"It's made it easier to come here day after day to go to work, just meeting these people and hanging with them and talking to them," Ferretti said. "It's been a very important part of our life for a long time, and it's a bittersweet decision, but it's something we needed to make."
One customer, Stanley, said he's been coming to Chicken Lou's since they opened in 1990. He even has his own order, "The Stanwich."
"Great food, it's very sad," he said. "I'm happy for Dave, but I'm pretty sure a lot of people are sad."
Ferretti said they're closing up shop because it's just the right time for their family and kids.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports