The mechanical bull has bucked its last rider at Saddle Ranch Chop House in Costa Mesa at The Triangle. The western-themed eatery closed March 27.
“I think that the restaurant was there for five years and enjoyed being there but it was not as busy as they would have liked, so that’s the reason,” said Justine Lazarus, general counsel for Saddle Ranch.
“My understanding is the restaurant in Orange is still open and doing well,” she said of the other Orange County restaurant in the chain. Saddle Ranch has Valencia, Glendale and West Hollywood locations. The one at Universal Citywalk closed on Jan. 2.
Some Costa Mesa employees were applying for positions at the Orange restaurant but Lazarus had no numbers or details.
The first Saddle Rock Ranch opened in 1999 and became a favorite set of television shows, seen on “Sex and the City,” “Desperate Housewives,” “American Idol,” “Six Feet Under,” “VH1’s Rock of Love” and others. The restaurant which serves steaks, sandwiches, cocktails and bar food, bills itself as “Rock meets Western” with campfire pits, saloon girls and western memorabilia décor.
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