I was just curious about this. In the last few years we have had these restaurants close down in my area:
Two Quizno locations, two Ci-Ci's pizza locations a Boston Market, a Fudruckers and a Burger King (the area by the Burger King was steadily declining, since it lost a grocery store in that plaza).
I was wondering if it was some kind of trend, so I would like to know what restaurants have closed in your area. We still have new restaurants opening, but some can't seem to stay open. We are getting another new Five Guys, a Hot Head Burritos and a Texas Roadhouse over the next few months, but they are all new areas/buildings.
Living in large city I see some places close BUT if you look to left about a mile down you can see they are building a bigger and better one.
I think the only place that I have seen pop back up is Boston Market but my brother said he still has 2 in his area about 20 min away.
Arthur Treachers, Long John Silver, Rustler steak house, Nino's steak house, Ponderosa, Caribou Coffee, Big Boys, Country Gardens, George Webb, Brett Favre's restaurant, Ruby Tuesday, TGIF, Applebee's, A&W, Perkins, a ton of little Mom and Pop early day diners-(the kind that open at 6am, close at 2pm) Those were the best places for breakfast-everything was made in house, fresh daily.
Quiznos are always closing, everywhere. I was bored one day and googled it. Apparently Quiznos doesn't treat their franchisees very well. It's a shame because I love their subs and the nearest one is an hour away.
We had a Red Lobster close. I was shocked, as this location was always busy. It's been vacant for a year now. We also had a Perkins close.
Ditto to Quiznos (they were a hot thing around here a few years ago, but I think there might be only one left in the area). Ruby Tuesday and Hooters closed here quite awhile ago, a Longhorn Steakhouse just closed recently, and another "casual-dining-place-of-the-moment" closed, but I can't recall the name of it. We had a Hardees right around the corner from us, but that closed, along with another location. We only have one left in town, which is too bad 'cuz if you're gonna eat FF, Hardees is a good place!
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