'Unfortunately, with the economic climate in Darwin, we haven't been able to sustain businesses,’ she said.
'Across bakeries in Darwin the last few years foot traffic has dropped quite considerably. We often make it through the wet season by what we achieve through the dry.'
The store closures are believed to have affected around 10 to 20 employees at each bakery, a devastating blow to staff and locals.
However Bakers Delight say they haven’t ruled out reopening bakeries in Darwin down the line if the local economy improves.
'If the economy turns around and we can find local franchisees and good sites that work from a lease perspective, absolutely we'd consider returning to Darwin.’
Bakers Delight still has franchises open in 700 locations through Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US.