A popular Rockford steakhouse has shut it's doors for good. Both employees and patrons are left wondering why. Is there an answer?

If you drove by Lone Star Steakhouse on Monday you might have noticed a filled parking lot. There's a reason for that. It was the final day of business for the popular restaurant chain's Rockford location.

We reached out to Lone Star's corporate office multiple times to find out exact why the steakhouse is leaving Rockford, but were unsuccessful.

WIFR said it was a corporate decision.

According to the business, the decision to close was made by the company's corporate headquarters.

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