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Old 01-16-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Iconic Restuarants that are no more.

At the store looking at salsa. Thinking hey whatever happened to Chi Chi's! Oh boy we used to have some good times there. Yum Fried Ice cream. Sounds gross as an adult but as a kid it was
So what restuarants do you miss or wonder whatever happened to them.

and what about Ground Round! as a kid you paid what you weighed. Imagine doing that now!
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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Godfather's Pizza. I used to love it. Ours went out of business years ago.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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when I was a kid, I loved going to Beefsteak Charlies. I loved the all you can eat shrimp on the salad bar!
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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Sizzler (although I guess they still exist in some states)

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:08 PM   #5
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I LOVED Chi Chi's. Great atmosphere and terrific food.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:19 PM   #7
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Big Boy
we ALWAYS eat at Big Boy when we visit family in Cincinnati. i wish there were one here.

i'm bummed because our On the Border closed (i know they're still around, but not here). i also miss Friendly's, but i know some of those are still around.

Chi-Chi's was SO great!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:11 AM   #9
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We still have Godfather's Pizza, Sizzler and a couplle of Hardees in Omaha!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:03 PM   #10
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176 Sizzlers left, down from a high of 215.
My goodness, they advertise like crazy here. They drove Mr. Steak and Happy Steak out of business here in California.
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Godfather's Pizza. I used to love it. Ours went out of business years ago.
620 of those left according to their website.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:27 PM   #12
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620 of those left according to their website.
That is funny you mention that. Some of the restuarants we mentioned are still open in other parts of the country.

Godfathers was one that we loved and they all closed down in our region. We were once traveling on a road trip and my DH saw one and turned the car around and we had to eat there. The funny thing it was no way near as good as we remembered it.Then again it never is!
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Sizzler! Used to order a steak, then fill up on the awesome salad bar while waiting and end up too full to eat the steak. Last time there was a Sizzler around here my 19 year old was a toddler.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #14
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At the store looking at salsa. Thinking hey whatever happened to Chi Chi's! Oh boy we used to have some good times there. Yum Fried Ice cream. Sounds gross as an adult but as a kid it was
So what restuarants do you miss or wonder whatever happened to them.

and what about Ground Round! as a kid you paid what you weighed. Imagine doing that now!

We have a Ground Round up here in Bangor! I know they still have a kids' special night, but not sure if it's "pay what you weigh" or "kids eat free." In college (in Ithaca, NY) we used to go to Ground Round for chicken wing night... I think it was 10 cents each- of $5 AYCE? Can't remember... age is a sad thing sometimes!
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At the store looking at salsa. Thinking hey whatever happened to Chi Chi's! Oh boy we used to have some good times there. Yum Fried Ice cream. Sounds gross as an adult but as a kid it was
So what restuarants do you miss or wonder whatever happened to them.
I still miss Chi Chi's. My favorite meal there was Pollo Magnifico.

I hate when restaurants that I love go out of business.
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