Voltaggio closing 4 Family Meal restaurants in 2 states



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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says he's closing four of five Family Meal restaurants in two states.

Voltaggio told The Frederick News-Post Tuesday that the Hagerstown, Maryland, location will close this fall.

The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that Voltaggio's company recently closed locations in Baltimore; and Richmond and Ashburn, Virginia.

Voltaggio says his company is focusing on the brand's flagship restaurant in Frederick, Maryland. He says they still plan to open a Family Meal at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

The brand features upscale diner food such as chicken pot-pie fritters, house-made pastrami and gingerbread doughnuts.

Voltaggio was a 2009 finalist on the Bravo TV show "Top Chef." His other restaurant brands include Volt, Aggio, Range and Lunchbox.

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The headline has been corrected to show four, not five closures

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