One last hurrah: Pizza Doctors closes after more than 34-year run

LA CROSSE, Wis, (WKBT)– Pizza Doctors, the La Crosse staple known for its exploratory surgery, is permanently closed. In a post on Facebook, the restaurant said the pandemic took its toll and Halloween would be its last day.

The restaurant opened on Sept. 1, 1986. Since then, it has gained worldwide attention on the Food Network, Travel Channel and BBC.

“Unfortunately, we didn’t plan for the times we live in right now. It turns out a pizza buffet restaurant that caters to families with young children is not a good business model for a pandemic. We made changes and adjustments, but it wasn’t enough,” the Facebook post said. 

The family who owned the legendary establishment thanked everyone for their patronage. They will miss everyone very much.