I read ($) today that the parent company for Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale have shut down all company-owned locations. It doesn’t surprise me one bit. The last time I went to Bennigan’s it was dirty, the seats had rips in them and the food wasn’t very good. Not a recipe for a successful restaurant. If they can’t keep the main part of the restaurant clean, how am I to expect the food prep area to be clean? Scary thought. My experience with Steak and Ale wasn’t much different.
It’s sad but it was time for these restaurants to say goodnight and close their doors forever.
The article I read did say that franchised Bennigan’s were still opened but who knows for how long. It seems like the franchisees are out of luck.
So far this year the following restaurant chains have filed for bankruptcy (but are trying to remain open):