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Tim Hortons, Pizza Hut Locations Abruptly Close in Maine

LEWISTON, Maine — Workers are scrambling following the sudden closure of at least eight Tim Hortons restaurants and two Pizza Hut chains across Maine this past week.

The Sun Journal reports the Maine Department of Labor will hold a Rapid Response session on Nov. 25 at the Lewiston CareerCenter to gauge what help is available for employees who are now without jobs.

Officials say the Tim Hortons in Lewiston, Auburn, Norway, Topsham, South Portland and Augusta all shut their doors for good. The two now-closed Pizza Huts were located in Auburn.

Tim Hortons officials declined to specify exactly how many restaurants were closed in Maine.

Labor Department spokesman Tim Sardano says the state was only officially aware of the closures in South Portland, Augusta, Auburn and Lewiston.