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The Detroit News reports that Kmart has shuttered 188 of its in-store restaurants as part of its post-Sears-merger cost-cutting efforts. This represents roughly 20 percent of the company’s total number of eateries, and leave sit with about 823 restaurants in its stores.

The company said in a statement that if a restaurant is not profitable, it is being shut down and the space dedicated to other purposes.
KC's View:
While this is a blow to the American gastronomic arts, we’re confident that the republic will survive.