One of our favorite Tex-Mex places shut its doors Friday night on extremely short notice.

El Chico at 1701 East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen finished out its regular business hours Friday and did not open Saturday morning.

Details were scarce, but a source we spoke with claimed the firm that manages the property were eyeing another franchise and terminating their relationship with the restaurant.

We called Friday afternoon to inquire about the rumors and received confirmation that they were closing, but employees declined to comment upon why. When we called Saturday morning, an employee once again confirmed that they have shut their doors.

The El Chico at 3303 S 31st St in Temple remains open and will be handling any Killeen-area catering orders.

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