THE FISH ARE FINE: CHEDDAR’S RELEASES PLAN FOR AQUARIUM’S CONTENTS

Hours after many Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen locations across the South closed their doors for good, many animal lovers had a big question: What’s happening to the fish?

Cheddar’s locations feature large fish tanks with exotic species and coral, and social media was abuzz after Twitter user @megalishus posted this tweet Monday:

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Tuscaloosa?src=hash">#Tuscaloosa</a> Cheddars closed AND THEY JUST ABANDONED THEIR FISH. Why? Who does that? <a href="https://t.co/n4pJ9sxgHl">pic.twitter.com/n4pJ9sxgHl</a></p>
<p>— Meg (@megalishus) <a href="https://twitter.com/megalishus/status/780538262167445505">September 26, 2016</a></p></blockquote>”}}

 

We asked, and Cheddar’s responded this afternoon, saying:

“All of the fish are being relocated to either another Cheddar’s location or to another home in proper conditions. As standard with any closure, we work with our service partner to relocate the fish as safely as possible. None of the fish will be destroyed nor put into a tank that will not support them.

We have a manager on site who is responsible for watching over the building and in turn is feeding the fish. Our local Tuscaloosa service partner will remove the fish and drive them to a new home in Birmingham on Thursday.”

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