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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Jan 8, 2013 9:42PM
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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.

Jan 8, 2013 9:41PM
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Too many resturants around anyway, need to cut down on resturants, bars an liquor stores.
Jan 8, 2013 9:33PM
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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

Jan 8, 2013 9:31PM
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! Cruise night ! At Big Boy's ! Oh no Mr. Bill.
Jan 8, 2013 9:21PM
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well yeah i'd say they're definitely fading. either that or i'm just really young  because i haven't even heard of most of these restaurants. 
Jan 8, 2013 9:14PM
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Bakers Square, Denny's, Carrows...They come and they go.
Jan 8, 2013 9:14PM
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Why must you go through 12 pages of slides to read 1 damn article ?  Is it simply so you can place more ads and pop ups ? It certainly wasn't worth the effort... next time I'll by-pass the little teaser headline and just wait for the obit of a business.
Jan 8, 2013 9:10PM
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i generally have NEVER been satisfied eating at a fastfood eatery, NO MATTER what the fare.  mom & pop shops are the ONLY WAY to eat; generally better fare, better/bigger portions, sometimes getting  seconds for same price, usually better friendlier service, et cetera.
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Ground had the best whiskey peppercorn sirloin tips.I remeber well the night they closed down from my house. They shut down mid dinner and kicked all the customers out, literally.
Jan 8, 2013 9:04PM
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Check on this list next year, and see how many more closures there are after they realize they can't afford to pay the employees health insurance.
Jan 8, 2013 9:03PM
Jan 8, 2013 9:02PM
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 I believe all fast food restaurants should go.Afterall, aren't they the main reason we have all these lard a**** walking around today?
Jan 8, 2013 9:01PM
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Most of these places went under because of new owners. And some I've never heard of, they didn't make all the way thru the nation.
Jan 8, 2013 8:57PM
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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.

 

Jan 8, 2013 8:54PM
Jan 8, 2013 8:53PM
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Can we trade all of these to get Chi Chi's back?
Jan 8, 2013 8:52PM
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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.

Jan 8, 2013 8:51PM
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almost all the tcby's here in vegas have closed they were taken over by golden spoon or menchies
Jan 8, 2013 8:50PM
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i've gone their one time.and had their sampler appitizer. for $10 it had alot of food on it.just haven't made it back their since its so far away from me
Jan 8, 2013 8:49PM
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I LOVE Bennigan's! I was SO bummed when the one near my school closed. It was one of the few chain restaurants in the area I actually liked. But of course the place where they allow you to throw peanut shells all over the floor stayed open. Ugh.
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