Bennigans restaurants in all 32 states the chain operates will close today. Squoze News blog reports,
Bennigans was founded in 1976. The restaurant has locations in 32 states. There was day when Bennigans was the place to go, the place to be. In fact there was day when Bennigans was one of my own best customers in my family owned hospitality equipment service agency. The truth is I probably wouldn’t have given this news a second thought if it wasn’t for that fact.As goes Bennigans, so may go Ruby Tuesday. The food and service at those restaurants has fallen off considerably, too, as have revenues and profits. I liked Bennigans but haven't been to one for as long as I can remember. I Like Ruby's too, with one quite close, but for the life of me I can hardly find a reason to go there.
Living in the sunshine state of Florida I recently visited a Bennigans for dinner and my how the times have changed. The food, the service and the ambiance were horrible. Large restaurant chains are very trendy and change with the culture, that is the ones that want to be successful. Bennigans fell off the map years ago and never really jumped back on,
BTW, speaking of restaurants, the Pizza Hut Bistro ads are not hype. A Bistro is only about four miles from my home. Its cuisine, while not as wide in selection as a full-scale Italian restaurant, is item for item just as good as anything I've had at, say, Macaroni Grill. And for less money.