Go Upstate.com of Spartanburg reports that the Dunkin’ Donuts shop at 2634 Highway 9 in Boiling Springs failed to open Monday, but the South Pine Street facility is still serving

Customers stopped by for a snack on Thursday, but said they were met by locked doors and an empty store.

Greer-based Kainos Partners LLC, a large Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee that filed a Chapter 11 petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Delaware in June, opened the restaurant in December as part of its plan to develop stores across the Upstate.

Kurt Arens, operations manager for Kainos, did not return phone calls Monday.

The company recently closed its east-side store at 1996 E. Main St. Its locations at 159 S. Pine St. near downtown Spartanburg and at 1520 E. Main St. in Duncan remain open.

Kainos opened the Pine Street location as its first Spartanburg store in February 2008, bringing the chain back to the area for the first time in almost a decade.

The company had opened 56 stores before its bankruptcy filing. Its operations spanned New York, South Carolina and Nevada, and included about 700 employees, according to court documents.

In the filing, Kainos executives said the recession had put their customers under extreme financial stress while food costs continued to rise.

The company was scheduled to submit its recovery plan in court on Monday.

Go Upstate.com