10 fading US restaurant chains
These eateries have stumbled over the past decade and may have trouble regaining their footing in a competitive industry.
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Bennigans had some great food and I loved the variety of Beers they had. The problem they had, at least at our local resturant in Bossier City Louisiana was the service and staff. They would have a waiting line of people waiting on a table to be seated and have a complete section not being used in the resturant because they either did not have enough wait staff or the kitchen staff to handle the entire seating area of the resturant. Then once you were seated it took too long to get service and your food. Once you got the food it was almost always good but with the hassles of poor servive people quit going. I hate it becuase I miss the montie christo and fish and chips.
mellow mushroom will make the next list. seems that the mellowness is about to be stifled by the previous owner of Applebee's, who wants to change the menu, delete the murals, and put staff in uniforms, thereby killing the 'mellow'.....
ever have that AWFUL, frozen food at applebee's, where a freezer and a microwave are all that's needed in their kitchens? well, be prepared for the same thing at mellow mushroom....
Most chain restaurants don't cook anything buy eggs, bacon and pancakes. Everything else is frozen and put in a microwave. The cook can't cook just grill burgers, fries and breakfast meals.
Where are the real cooks that made good food in the kitchen and at a fair price?
That is what is wrong with the industry and the prices are very high. Drinks are very expensive as they make a lot of profit on a soft drink at $2.50 or more for half a can of the drink. If they want to stay in business check the price and move the customers through the dining room. What happened to the coffee counter? Did it go with the high coffee prices? I was in a Hotel recently and they had breakfast in the lobby for guests. The scrambled eggs were frozen in a gallon size bag and when put into a steamer the were better than those restaurants serve.
i use to love bennigans they had great fried mushrooms! shoney big boy had good burger but haven't been there in years. i only eat at
Arbys now. great roast beef leave off the cheese! can dominos go out of business??? nasty! that's not pizza!
I thought Damons was good food wise but my woman hated the decor which even I admit was depressing. By the way, I agree, Applebees should be on the list, bad service terrible food.
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