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The Shrimp Basket, an Alabama-based seafood chain, has closed both of its Baton Rouge locations after less than two years in business.

The company closed its restaurants at 7242 Perkins Road and 4343 Sherwood Forest on Friday. 

The Shrimp Basket, an Alabama-based seafood chain, has closed both of its Baton Rouge locations after less than two years in business.

The company closed its restaurants at 7242 Perkins Road and 4343 Sherwood Forest on Friday. The Perkins location had been open since September 2017 and the Sherwood restaurant opened in early 2018.

Both restaurants had been removed from the Shrimp Basket website Monday morning and the sign had been taken down.

The seafood chain is billed to have opened in 1993 in Gulf Shores when "two local boys" decided to begin a casual restaurant, according to the company's site. After the Baton Rouge closures, the chain boasts 29 other locations spread across Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi. 

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