Cheddar's Restaurant on Johnston Street confirms they have closed their doors.

According to KLFY, Principal owner Allen Perkins confirmed the restaurant is closing permanently after seven years.

Closing this restaurant was a difficult business decision, and it’s one that was made very carefully and thoughtfully, particularly because it impacts our employees and our guests. I want to extend my sincere gratitude to our employees for their hard work and dedication to serving our guests. And I thank the Lafayette community for the opportunity to welcome them through our doors over the past 7 years.

Cheddar's menu included a variety of American dishes along with seafood and provided a family friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is located right outside of the Acadiana Mall, so the property is more than likely to attract another restaurant.

We'll just have to wait and see, but in the meantime, drop a comment and tell us what type of restaurant you would like to see move into that location.