A well-known weight loss center is closing it's doors after over four decades in the business.

I remember Jenny Craig commercials galore when I was a kid. The company was founded in 1983 and it was one of the places to go to if you wanted to get a few extra pounds off. Kirstie Alley, Valerie Bertinelli, Jason Alexander, and Mariah Carey all sang the praises of Jenny Craig. But according to NBC News, starting as soon as this week, hundreds of locations are closing. Jenny Craig has about 500 company-owned and franchised stores in the United States and Canada.

In Iowa, Jenny Craig has locations in Bettendorf, Coralville, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, and West Des Moines.

Jenny Craig has long had weight loss plans you could choose from, including coaching and meals delivered to your door.

In an email sent to Jenny Craig employees late Tuesday, the company It's going to close “due to its inability to secure additional financing".

The hourly center workers at Jenny Craig locations were let go Tuesday, while Jenny Craig corporate and salaried field employees' last day is Friday.

In Illinois, Jenny Craig has 19 locations. They are in East Peoria, St. Charles, Crystal Lake, Bloomingdale, Joliet, Wheaton, Orland Park, Darien, Palatine, Gurnee, Hodgkins, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Skokie, Champaign, Norridge, Fairview Heights, and Villa Park.

NBC reports Jenny Craig has been looking for a buyer for the past two weeks as it's been running out of money. Failure to nail down one is resulting in the company possibly filing for bankruptcy by the end of the week.

According to Jenny Craig employees, there was no indication that the company was rapidly spiraling over the last two weeks.

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