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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Always sad to see any business go under, whether you liked them or not. Somebody does! Personally, I never thought there was anything special about Blimpie. Slice the meat to order? Never noticed any difference compared to Subway or Quiznos or Firehouse. Just takes longer, and lunch is very limited timewise. Doesn't mean I want them to go out of business. I just don't eat there.
Big Boy is alive and WELL in the Midwest. Frisch's restuarants was founded in Cincinnati in 1946 and paid a franchise fee to use the name "Big Boy" for its double decker burger. Frisch's Big Boy was better than any other Big Boy because of its unique tarter sauce and freshly ground beef. I believe Frisch's now owns the right to the name Big Boy. I suspect the 140 remaining Big Boys are all Frisch's. It would have been helpful to point this out in the article
With the food police, led by Michelle O, on the prowl everywhere, it won't be long before more restaurants and fast food joints will be closed. ABC News, in their butt kissing affection and total support of the Obama's came down on restaurants tonight, with cries of foul for inaccurate disclosures of the calories/salt etc. of their offerings.
Ah yes, Uncle Joe Stalin is alive and well in D.C.
I used to enjoy both Blimpie and TCBY here in Minnesota, but as far as I can tell they've entirely vanished from the Twin Cities. All while utterly generic brands like TGIF and Applebee's continue to flourish. Very sad.
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