Everyone loves eating out with friends and family at a good restaurant. When a new restaurant does well, franchise owners usually open up numerous locations around town or even the country with the hopes of making millions. Sometimes, it’s up to luck if the restaurant succeeds or not. If there’s little to no competition, chances are the restaurant will do well. Other times, competition sneaks in and the restaurant’s profits plummet.
When that happens, it’s a sad day for those business owners. The cold, hard truth of the matter is that the restaurant business is a cutthroat one. We curated a list of restaurants that previously made their way into the hearts and stomachs of people for a while. Eventually, however, they had to close their doors for good, whether it was due to the pandemic, finances, or competition. Either way, we miss these restaurants of days past. Remember your favorite restaurants of yesteryear that were forced to close up shop here.
Kenny Rogers Roasters
Kenny Rogers Roasters made their impact on the 1990s by opening up their first restaurant in Florida. The restaurant chain was owned by country star Kenny Rogers. Despite his fame, the chain didn’t survive. At its peak, there were 350 locations, but by 2011, every location closed in America. An episode of Seinfeld helped it make its way to fame in 1996, but they were bankrupt by 1998. There is light at the end of the tunnel, though. Kenny Rogers Roasters survived in Asia, though they’re not associated with the country star anymore. By 2011, there were nearly 140 locations across Asia (via Business Insider).