Country Kitchen abruptly closes Hesperia restaurant

Dozens of hungry customers arrived at the Country Kitchen restaurant in Hesperia only to find the popular eatery had permanently closed. 

A sign posted on the front door of the restaurant on the corner of Main Street and I Avenue said, “Thank you for all your support throughout the past years, We appreciate you all!”

A senior couple, who identified themselves as “Chris and Georgia,” said they were disappointed after traveling from Victorville to the restaurant for lunch.

“There are many places to eat between here and home, but we enjoy the Country Kitchen because of their food, specials and senior discounts,” said Chris.63. “We’ve been loyal customers for years and now they’re closed with no notice.”

Several residents said the restaurant abruptly closed after April 1 while others said Monday was the store’s last day. 

A couple discovers that the Country Kitchen restaurant,  on the corner of Main Street and I Avenue in Hesperia, has closed permanently

Several messages with the Madison-based Wisconsin-based company were not returned on Friday. 

The full-service restaurant served comfort foods, a large array of desserts and drinks from an extensive Cafe CK menu, filled with iced coffees, lattes, mochas, cappuccinos and signature drinks.

Several customers said they enjoyed the restaurant’s pancakes, omelets, breakfast skillets, burgers and pies. 

A banner located outside the building Thursday flapped in the wind as it advertised breakfast, lunch and dinner served all day from the restaurant that billed itself as “A place like home for over 80 years.”