Jenny Craig to Close All of Its Weight-loss Centers

After four decades in the weight loss and management business, Jenny Craig will close its doors, according to a report by NBC News.

The company, which is headquartered in Carlsbad, told workers in an email late Tuesday it would close "due to its inability to secure additional financing," according to the report in San Diego. Tuesday was the last day for center workers who are hourly, while Friday is the last day for corporate and field employees who are salaried, the news outlet reported.

Approximately 500 company-owned and franchised locations nationwide, 68 in California and 10 in Bay Area, including San Jose and Fremont.

The Jenny Craig program offers people with structure and support for weight loss and weight management. The program also provides nutritional meals such as entrées, desserts and snacks, as well as individual coaching.

Jenny Craig and her late husband, Sidney Craig, founded the company in 1983 in Melbourne, Australia, and moved the business to Carlsbad two years later.

The chain had warned of mass layoffs and said it could close its corporate offices as early as Friday, WPVI reported Monday. The company told employees it was transitioning to an e-commerce model, according to the TV station.


  1. They should have shifted to selling pot out of the stores instead. They really blew it in reading market trends.

  2. I read somewhere that this is one of the few scams that actually worked, because is made you restrict calories and did it face to face for accountability instead of selling sups or babbling about ketos, etc.

    Oh well… more fat people in America – shocking.

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