BATHURST'S Little Caesars store has closed its doors after only nine months of operation.
Director Ernest Koury confirmed the store had ceased trading from Sunday night.
He said the Bathurst store's location in the United fuel station complex at the bottom end of William Street on a divided highway required diners to perform a U-turn which he suspected acted as a deterrent for stopping.
"The Bathurst store had an ingress/egress issue which wasn't convenient for people to get into," he said.
Orange's Little Caesars has also closed its doors after 13 months of operation.
Mr Koury said the Sale Street store had been "having a hard time".
He said the location of the store, beside the entry of the Woolworths' carpark, could explain why it had been less successful than the company's other stores.
"It's sometimes difficult to pinpoint what makes it work in some locations but unfortunately this one did not," he said.
Mr Koury said Little Caesars was "definitely still expanding" and intended to open 12 new stores across NSW in the next 12 months.
Little Caesars opened in Orange in July 2018 and Bathurst in December 2018.