Old Airport Rd Western BBQ Closes Toa Payoh & Jurong Outlets Within Months
The hawker tells 8days.sg that the sudden closures are due to drunken fights and a fellow coffeeshop stall commandeering tables for its customers.
Singapore’s F&B industry is notoriously tough, and it’s not just the big restaurants here that are feeling the heat. Famous hawker brands that have opened outlets found themselves grappling with expansion and having to close those stalls shortly after, like Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee, which recently shuttered its three-month-old Bukit Batok branch as it hasn’t “managed to live up to the expectations of our fans.”
Popular Western food stall Old Airport Road Western Barbeque, which has been around since 1974, also expanded with three outlets in Bedok, Jurong and Toa Payoh.
The latter outlets, which opened in Dec 2021 and Jan 2022 respectively, have since closed.