Montana Mike’s in Hays has closed. The restaurant, whose billboard still shows that it was voted the Number 1 Steakhouse in Hays, closed its doors Tuesday, November 12th. Cassandra Beard, a supervisor at the restaurant, told Hays Post that the restaurant and the owner of the property weren’t able to come to an agreement on the lease.
Beard said that most of the 33 employees found out Monday evening that Sunday had been their last day at the restaurant (Montana Mike’s is closed on Mondays). She said that there will be an auction Wednesday November 13th at 10:00 am to sell various pieces from within the restaurant including salad bars, the décor, tray jacks, chairs, booths, and tables. Beard added that the restaurant’s stock of food has already been shipped to another Mike’s location.
She speculated that the manager was looking at the possibility of opening at another location, but at this time the employees are being let go.
Calls to the local restaurant manager as well as the Vice-President Director of Operations at Montana Mike’s Steakhouse Corporate Office were not returned.