A post Tuesday on Cougar Country Drive-In's Facebook page from the business' owner says the Pullman restaurant is closed until further notice.
The restaurant was closed Sunday and Monday, but its owner, Rhonda Witt-Miller, wrote Tuesday she has applied for financing and has been approved, which will help her pay employees who were not paid during their last pay period.
Rumors the Pullman fixture would close began swirling Friday after multiple news outlets quoted employees stating the future of the restaurant was uncertain.
"I will hire, retrain and open as soon as possible. I take full responsibility for this ... it IS my business and I should have been aware of what was happening, especially to the employees!" the post says. "Many customers had complained to me about Customer Service lacking in recent months ... probably due to an over worked staff!!"
A former employee said Monday he does not believe the current staff will return to work at Cougar Country.
Cougar Country opened in 1973.