LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Dixie Cafe and Delta Cafe will be no more, effective Thursday, December 7.

In a statement faxed to THV11 on Monday, Dixie Restaurants, Inc. a Little Rock based company announced that it is closing all seventeen of it's Dixie Cafe and Delta Cafe restaurant locations in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Allan Roberts, CEO, stated, "After over 35 years in business, we have decided that we must close our restaurants. It's a very difficult operating environment for full-service, family-oriented restaurants. We have seen declining sales combined with increasing costs that has made this difficult decision necessary."

Roberts added, "We want to thank all our loyal patrons who have supported us over the years. We also want to thank all our long-term management and staff who have been so dedicated to our company and its mission to serve our guests. We are privileged to have been a part of so many wonderful communities and to have served so many loyal guests."

Arkansas locations:

Dixie Café #101- 1301 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock, AR 72202

Dixie Café #119- 205 S. Poplar, Searcy, AR 72143

Dixie Café #104- 10700 Rodney Parham, Little Rock, AR 72212

Dixie Café #121- 302 S. Rockwood, Cabot, AR 72023

Dixie Café #106- 1212 Highway 62/65 North, Harrison, AR 72601

Dixie Café #123- 2904 W. Kingshighway, Paragould, AR 72450

Dixie Café #116- 2724 Lakewood Village Place, North Little Rock, AR 72116

Dixie Café #112- 1101 Fendley Drive, Conway, AR 72032

Dixie Café #102- 2406 S. Caraway Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401

Dixie Café #120- 17306 I-30, Benton, AR 72015

Dixie Café #117- 3623 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71913

Dixie Café #122- 105 E. Harrell Drive, Russellville, AR 72802

Oklahoma locations:

Delta Café #124- 4734 N Kickapoo St, Shawnee, OK 74804

Delta Café #111- 11101 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK 74146

Delta Café #109- 4515 E 51st St, Tulsa, OK 74135

Tennessee locations:

Dixie Café #103- 2861 Bartlett Blvd, Bartlett, TN 38134

Dixie Café #108- 4699 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38117