Another One Bites The Dust

By Brian . Created on Sep 09, 2021
While polls about the 'best' fast food or restaurant chain are a recurring thing on this site from time to time, here's one about a few places that are no longer with us. The reasons behind some of these going out of business can be interesting. In any case, below a few I have visited at some point in my life. Pick a favorite, or simply one you recall. As always, feel free to add your own in replies.
Gourmet and Going Out 177 votes | 32 Comments
Howard Johnson's

Howard Johnson's

Burger Chef

Burger Chef

Don Pablo's

Don Pablo's

Sambo's

Sambo's

Chi-Chi's

Chi-Chi's

Lone Star Steakhouse

Lone Star Steakhouse

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Howard Johnson's
Maryellen said 8 hours ago
Howard Johnson’s was around when I was a little girl. The decor, both inside and out was very distinguished.
Lone Star Steakhouse
Kimfields said a week ago
They have the best steaks
Sambo's
Maria said a week ago
😊
MSD USA said 4 weeks ago
Never been to any of them.
Howard Johnson's
Scott said 4 weeks ago
My grand mother used to take me to HoJo's all the time, when I was a kid.
Jeanette said on Sep 16, 2021
I've only been at Sambo's which was great for early morning after parties, but my favorite now gone place is Bob's Big Boy for orange cherry OJ's and burger.
Brian said on Sep 17, 2021
See below for the rather odd story behind Sambo's. I do recall going there for breakfast with family as a kid and having pancakes which they specialized in. Big Boy is still around, though I knew it by the names Friche's or Elias Brother's. I agree, darn good double decker burger and other sandwiches.
Sambo's
Lili said on Sep 14, 2021
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Milan said on Sep 14, 2021
The list for closed restaurant increases every year! While some have disappeared entirely! A few remain as in Big Boy(( some still in Michigan and Ca) or White Castle! In Az I loved The Good Earth and Lunt Avenue Marble Club now gone Also Marie Callender's! Changed operations new owners and completely gone as in Kenny Rogers roast chicken!