Bennigan's and Steak & Ale are closing locations

 

http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/29/news/companies/bennigans_ban...

Associated Press wrote:

Restaurant chains Bennigan's and Steak & Ale have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and will shut their doors, less than two months after their parent company said it was not preparing to do so.

I feel sorry for the employees sad

Krieger.

POI Files

I always liked that place.

Krieger wrote:

http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/29/news/companies/bennigans_ban...

Associated Press wrote:

Restaurant chains Bennigan's and Steak & Ale have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and will shut their doors, less than two months after their parent company said it was not preparing to do so.

I feel sorry for the employees sad

Krieger.

I always liked visiting Bennigan's. I hate to see them close.

Alan

more to come

They maybe the first but many to follow, with the price of gas I have noticed a drop in attendance at many restaurants.

Places that had 1 hour wait on the weekends are down to 20 minutes wait.

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The private

owned Bennigan's are not closing in this area.

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Re: more to come

flaco wrote:

They maybe the first but many to follow, with the price of gas I have noticed a drop in attendance at many restaurants.

Places that had 1 hour wait on the weekends are down to 20 minutes wait.

Unfortunately, yes. Going out to eat at the so-called "casual dinning" restaurants is becoming a luxury for more and more folks.

Out of the ones in my area, it seems only Carrabba's, and to a degree Outback Steakhouse, still have decent food. When eating out, my wife and I go more often to mom-and-pop type restaurants, since the food quality is generally much better.

Individual franchise owners should be smart and make sure they offer a good value to the people that can still afford to go out, since customers will become more selective.

Krieger.

This is bad but not as bad as a local TX Roadhouse done.

Hate to hear that; but at least maybe their employees can find work before they shut down. Our local TX Roadhouse closed down without any notice at all. I know this for a fact-the last day it was opened no one was told. The last shift that worked that day even cleaned up & got the store ready for opening the next day. Then the employee's ( cooks also) that were to open the next day showed up for work & the doors were chained shut & a note on the door stating that it was closed for good. No notice, no reason given. This was about a month ago but as far as I know no other TX RH done this.

not too many options

Krieger wrote:

Out of the ones in my area, it seems only Carrabba's, and to a degree Outback Steakhouse, still have decent food. When eating out, my wife and I go more often to mom-and-pop type restaurants, since the food quality is generally much better.

Individual franchise owners should be smart and make sure they offer a good value to the people that can still afford to go out, since customers will become more selective.

Krieger.

Restaurants in general have their back to the wall, doesn't matter if they are part of a chain or individually owned.

The price of everything they buy, from milk, eggs and veggies not to mention meat is going thru the roof in prices.

With the drop in attendance they can't afford to raise prices and maintain their customer base, before it is all said and done you are going to see many restaurants following Benigans and Steak & Ale.

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I will update those file pages

I will make a note in the file descriptions and link this thread to the file.

Once things settle out we can determine which locations need to be removed from the file.

Thanks for letting us know.

Miss POI

I hate it that the Steak and Ales

are closing. I loved the salad bar there.

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Same thing happened here

GoFish wrote:

Hate to hear that; but at least maybe their employees can find work before they shut down. Our local TX Roadhouse closed down without any notice at all. I know this for a fact-the last day it was opened no one was told. The last shift that worked that day even cleaned up & got the store ready for opening the next day. Then the employee's ( cooks also) that were to open the next day showed up for work & the doors were chained shut & a note on the door stating that it was closed for good. No notice, no reason given. This was about a month ago but as far as I know no other TX RH done this.

Same thing happened here in W. Palm Beach, FL. Roadhouse's doors were chained and even the General Manager couldn't get in and wasn't told either. And now Bennigan's. So where will we go when we're "hungry for fun"???

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Dave & Buster's

sewisdom wrote:

So where will we go when we're "hungry for fun"???

Dave & Buster's?!? grin One in Hollywood & one in Miami.

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One in Denver also

Gary A wrote:
sewisdom wrote:

So where will we go when we're "hungry for fun"???

Dave & Buster's?!? grin One in Hollywood & one in Miami.

Maybe there's a need for the POI.

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Dave & Buster's

spider_elliott wrote:
Gary A wrote:
sewisdom wrote:

So where will we go when we're "hungry for fun"???

Dave & Buster's?!? grin One in Hollywood & one in Miami.

Maybe there's a need for the POI.

You mean this one?

arrow http://www.poi-factory.com/node/2061

grin

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