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Old 02-23-2017, 03:22 AM   #1
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Question Any restaurants by you that suddenly closed down?

Anyone have a restaurant in their area close down and was surprised to learn it was no longer open for business?

The Outback Steakhouse closed down. That surprised me.

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Sadly rather often in NYC esp. Manhattan. Commercial rents are often prohibitive for businesses.
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The mall forced the only McDonalds in our town out of business nine years ago. McDonalds had been there for ten years, until they reached the end of their contract. Then the mall raised their rent so much, so the McDonalds had to close down. I wonder if anybody understood what happened and why.
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The chinese restaurant near me New China, closed at the start of this year without any explanation.
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The mall forced the only McDonalds in our town out of business nine years ago. McDonalds had been there for ten years, until they reached the end of their contract. Then the mall raised their rent so much, so the McDonalds had to close down. I wonder if anybody understood what happened and why.

Yeah...awhile back, the McDonald's in Tower City closed and I dunno why...
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We had a McDonalds nearby that became a hardware store.

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Old 03-13-2017, 04:03 PM   #8
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With a chain as big as Outback, it could be that they got a better location in the region, and just kept your place open till its lease ran out.

I generally like small, quiet places. A lot of such places close. Terrible places usually close, but a lot of good, family owned places close, too, because the owners are skilled at food and service, but not marketing.
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A Marie Callendar's closed down one afternoon by me in Federal Way several years ago suddenly--right in the middle of the dinner hour!!!
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A Frisch's Big Boy in 2009. A Hungry Howie's a few years before that. A Pizza Hut.
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Many in the last few years, unfortunately.

In my town alone, we've seen a family restaurant featuring Italian food, a pizza place, a Pizza Hut, and others close. This area is not doing well economically, and most folks don't have the money to dine out a lot. It's sad; you just get to enjoy a place and then it's gone.
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And we also had a restaurant near the main square in town, where I used to eat pasta and pizza. Then a couple of ladies from the town council chearfully announced in the local newspaper, that they had decided to close it for no good reason at all. You can only imagine how angry I became, when I saw these hags smiling at the prospect of forcing one of my regular hang-outs out of business. The poor man who had run the restaurant trashed the place before he had to leave it and just disappeared (I wonder if they ever found him).

It is weird too that both the McDonald's and this other restaurant were doing really well, with a lot of happy customers. So it was not even about them not making enough money to remain in business. But in both cases, people with power wanted them gone for some reason and crushed them.

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The restaurant business is a rough one. The competition is CUT THROAT. Of every 10 restaurants that open nine of them will close down within a year. I first visited Daytona Beach, Florida in 1965. Of all the restaurants we ate at on that trip NONE of them are open today.
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It is very hard to find any good restaurants in my town and the only places my town has are a Burger King a McDonald's a Taco Bell and two Subways and it seems that every time my town opens a restaurant it's a huge hit and then a few years pass and then it closes for good. Take for example my town has two Chinese restaurants and the Chinese restaurant I currently like to eat at had really good Chinese food when it first opened but then it changed chefs and the food wasn't as great anymore and surprisingly the restaurant is still open and going strong. Mexican restaurants are also scarce in my town as well and when I moved to my town in 2004 Mom and I used to visit a Mexican restaurant that had really good food and good burritos but then the restaurant closed for a few years and then reopened with a different name and new ownership and the food had changed it's recipe. But I do wish that I had a Domino's Pizza or a Pizza Hut or even a Long John Silver's in my town because that would give me a variety of food choices to choose from
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