The new arrangement cut the Fairview Heights restaurant and the ones in O'Fallon, Mo.; the Westfield Shopping Town in west St. Louis County; Bloomington, Ill., and Springfield, Mo., out of the new company.
These five locales remain under St. Louis-based WAG Restaurants' owner Ted Geiger, who opened the first J. Buck's in Clayton, Mo. in 1999.
The article notes that the Fairview Heights location will get a new name soon.