ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The well-known restaurant, Catfish Cabin, is closing at the end of the week. A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page says Sunday, February 28th will be the last day to be open.
The post thanks everyone for their loyalty and patronage over the last 44 year they have been open. “It’s with heavy hearts that we must announce we will be closing Catfish Cabin at the end of the business day on Sunday.”
The announcement stunned many with roughly 500 comments roughly nine hours after the post appeared. Many of those comments reminisced over the years families frequented the restaurant. There were also 2,600 shares on the post.
Statement from Catfish Cabin –
After 44 years of service to Albertville and the surrounding communities, Catfish Cabin hasThe Catfish Cabin Family
made the difficult decision to close its doors at the end of the business day on Sunday, February
28th. The closure is a direct result of challenges facing the restaurant industry due to the
devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The loss of revenue combined with the continued rise in commodity prices of fish, poultry and
other products led to the purely economic decision to close the restaurant.
It has been our privilege to be part of Albertville and the surrounding communities since 1977.
Our Guest travel from near and far to enjoy our famous coleslaw, hushpuppies, and the best
catfish in Alabama. We want to thank everyone for the many years of patronage and especially
thank you all for the hundreds upon hundreds of heartfelt comments and personal family
memories shared online since our announcement on Tuesday.
Our Staff, from the newest team member to those who have been part of our family for many
years are the heart and soul of this restaurant. Each Team Member will be offered an opportunity
within our company and we hope that they will remain part of our company for years to come.