Bellevue and Issaquah restaurants closed along with franchisees in Portland.

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Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurants in Issaquah and Bellevue have been closed by Quality Restaurants Northwest, a franchise partner of Brinker International.

The franchisee also closed four locations in the Portland area, according to Maureen Locus, a spokeswoman for Dallas-based Brinker.

Another Brinker partner, Shoot the Moon, still runs four Chili’s in Washington state, including a location at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and three restaurants in Spokane.

Quality Restaurants, which is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., did not return a phone call this afternoon.

For employees who worked at the defunct stores, Brinker has researched other job possibilities. They can call 800-334-4783 for more information.

Customers with gift cards can redeem them at the remaining Chili’s locations and at Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurants.

Melissa Allison: 206-464-3312 or