UPDATE: (12:15 P.M. Monday, Sept. 25, 2023) – The Pitch of Dunbar has released a statement regarding the closure of The Pitch of KC:

“We wanted to let everyone in our community and family of restaurants know that we have heard the news of the sudden closure of The Pitch Kanawha City.

We were not included, consulted, or even informed of this decision. The Pitch KC was a licensed franchise independently owned and operated. The Pitch, Dunbar was not involved in the operations or leadership of this independently owned establishment in Kanwha City. The two restaurants are separate entities sharing only a name and original recipes that were licensed for a Kanawha City restaurant by its owners. The decision to suddenly close without notice to their employees, the community that has supported them, or to us the franchisor is disappointing and not in keeping with our standards or values.

We know of the many challenges of running and operating a restaurant and we would have appreciated the opportunity to be included or consulted in a resolution to any underlying operational problems before the decision to close was made.

This has placed an undue burden on the employees and we would like to extend whatever help we can in connecting these displaced employees throughout our family restaurants and partnerships in the hospitality community here in the region.

Rest assured that our original location in Dunbar will continue to operate and strive to give our loyal customers a great dining experience and food quality they’ve come to expect. We’ll see you at The Pitch!”

The Pitch of Dunbar

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The Pitch of KC (Kanawha City) is closing its doors for good starting Sunday night.

The restaurant announced the location closure on social media.

“Many memories and friends have been made in the past 2 years, and we appreciate all the support everyone has shown us,” they wrote. “Thank you to everyone for your loyalty, patronage, and care.”

While a specific reason for the shutdown was not given, an employee told 13 News that it will affect about 40 employees who currently work there.

The restaurant’s other location in Dunbar “The Pitch WV” will remain open.