Foxtrot And Dom’s Kitchen Close All Stores

The companies shuttered two Dom’s stores and 33 Foxtrots on Tuesday.

April 24, 2024

Foxtrot and Dom’s Kitchen & Market announced the immediate closure of all stores on Tuesday, saying there were no “viable options” for continuing the business.

The two Chicago companies merged five months ago to form Outfox Hospitality.

At the time of the merger, the two companies said they wanted to “disrupt the food shopping and cafe landscape, while redefining the neighborhood market with a multi-format and e-commerce experience built for the next-generation consumer.”

Foxtrot started as a delivery-only app in Chicago, and then entered the brick-and-mortar convenience space as a small-format market with high-end, locally sourced products, a curated wine selection, coffee, and prepared and made-to-order food. The brand also had private-label snacks and candies.

With rapid expansion, the brand opened 15 locations in Chicago and 17 stores across Dallas and Austin, Texas, and Washington D.C. in recent years. In 2022, the brand raised $160 million in Series C funding.

Foxtrot had been named a Top 10 Brand to Watch by in a recent white paper, saying Foxtrot was “one of the brands redefining what a convenience store can be.”

The company posted the immediate store closing public announcement at 11:30 a.m. central time Tuesday, shortly after store managers learned of the closing from corporate. All store operations ended on April 23.