Planet Fitness going into Luby's location

TULSA, Okla. — After 25 years, a staple restaurant in south Tulsa has closed its doors.

Luby's at 71st and Lewis, known for its cafeteria-style design, closed up shop unexpectedly. FOX23 saw car after car pull into the parking lot Friday looking confused when they saw the closed sign.

“We were going to have dinner here at Luby’s. My dad really likes this restaurant and he wanted to take us out,” said Joanna Crawford.

FOX23 reached out to the corporate headquarters and they responded in an email.

“We did receive an unsolicited offer for our location that we could not refuse. This gives us a great opportunity to explore the potential of a new store,” a spokesperson for Luby’s said.

FOX23 learned a Planet Fitness is going to open in the Luby's location in the fall of 2015.

Other cafeteria-style restaurants have closed in the area as well. They include Furr's Family Dining near 51st and Sheridan, Bishop's Family Dining on 41st Street and Piccadilly Cafeteria between Harvard and Yale.