Update: Pizza Restaurants Close

9-16-06 - The owner of three area Papa John's pizza restaurants says he closed the locations on orders from the IRS.

Workers found a note posted on the door of the popular chain in Sherman, Ardmore, and Denison stating bankruptcy was the reason for the shutdown. But by Saturday, managers at two of the stores told First News that the claims the Internal Revenue Service forced the closings.

Some 50 former employees are having to complete paperwork with a local law office to receive compensation for their work in the last two weeks.