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Posted: 5/1/2009 4:48:48 PM EDT
I used to go there every once in a long while(last time I went was a couple years ago with my girlfriend at the time) but I am conversing with a girl I met on match.com that likes Bennigan's.  The ones I have seen in my AO(Chicago area) have all closed.

Are they closed anywhere else?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:53:55 PM EDT
They went out of business, Deej.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:55:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:57:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 4:57:51 PM EDT by Deej86]
Originally Posted By ZedsDeadBaby:
They went out of business, Deej.


I had heard that their corporate stores went under and the franchise stores stayed open.

Originally Posted By anjan9:
http://www.bennigans.com/locator.php



Awesome, thanks.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:59:08 PM EDT
I used to love to go to the local one, because there was never anyone there

It closed.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:02:07 PM EDT
All the ones here are boarded up, it was a tired theme, I used to go to them in the 80's for happy hour, wife and I went back recently before they closed, dirty, same decor, no money put into that place for 15 years it looked like.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:12:32 PM EDT
One of the original yuppie swill palaces, along with Steak and Ale. Me, I preferred Fuddruckers, though I'm not even sure if they are around anymore.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:14:49 PM EDT
Ate at one in the bottom of the Holiday Inn @ Rock Island this week.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:16:02 PM EDT
There is one in Tampa still open I believe, and one in Kissimmee.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:19:06 PM EDT
I haven't been to one in years but their apple dessert was killer.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:21:07 PM EDT
We went to one in Pitsfield MA a month or so ago
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:21:09 PM EDT
I thought Bennigans was just an obscure reference... not a real place
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:21:35 PM EDT
I liked that big burger.

I only went there twice, not one in my area of operations
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:23:20 PM EDT
I used to sling that shit in college. It would kill me when these fat women would come in and order a Monte Cristo sammich and a diet Coke
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:25:36 PM EDT
I seriously think they are purposely trying to fuck with people. There's a closed one pretty close to where I live and they left the lights on inside. I can't tell you how many times I drive by after work on my way home and see people pulling on their locked doors. They closed it over a year ago to boot.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:29:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BillLumberg:
I seriously think they are purposely trying to fuck with people. There's a closed one pretty close to where I live and they left the lights on inside. I can't tell you how many times I drive by after work on my way home and see people pulling on their locked doors. They closed it over a year ago to boot.


The locator posted earlier said the one on Michigan Avenue downtown is still open.  I know for sure the one in Chicago Ridge and the one in Oak Brook on 22nd Street are closed.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:32:03 PM EDT
All the one's in MI are still open.  They were all franchised by a single company and were not effected.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:54:27 PM EDT
Bennigan's was one of my weekly places to eat when I was working in Detroit weekdays in '03.  I ate at the one on 14 Mile and Stephenson Highway.

One of the best Rueben sandwiches I've had anywhere, fwiw.  Makes me hungry for one!
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:01:43 PM EDT
Melbourne, FL. one is tits-up.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:05:09 PM EDT
The one in Seoul is still open.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:07:22 PM EDT
Monte Cristo ftw!  

The one by my house closed a while ago.  I didn't realize the company was that screwed up.  There's only one in Maryland now:(
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:07:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tweeter:
The one in Seoul is still open.


Roadtrip!
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:22:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By basp2005:
All the one's in MI are still open.  They were all franchised by a single company and were not effected affected.


Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:24:21 PM EDT
Isn't the one in Cal City still around?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:25:30 PM EDT
the discontinuation of the wheelhouse burger was their undoing.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:25:39 PM EDT




Originally Posted By Taxman:



Originally Posted By tweeter:

The one in Seoul is still open.




Roadtrip!


There are roads over the Pacific?



Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:28:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Originally Posted By tweeter:
The one in Seoul is still open.


Roadtrip!

There are roads over the Pacific?




I'll figure it out, trust me.

If we live your buying, if we die I would have bought
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:33:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SevenMaryThree:
Isn't the one in Cal City still around?


not according to the website.  I wouldn't know anyway.  I don't go over to that area very often, but twice this week I have had to go to Harvey and was in Phoenix today.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:38:24 PM EDT
If we're lucky... yes.

They sucked.



Worst. Restaurant. Ever.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:39:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 6:42:03 PM EDT by Keith_J]




Originally Posted By Taxman:



Originally Posted By Keith_J:





Originally Posted By Taxman:



Originally Posted By tweeter:

The one in Seoul is still open.




Roadtrip!


There are roads over the Pacific?









I'll figure it out, trust me.



If we live your buying, if we die I would have bought



Better idea, get your passport and we hop on the next KAL 747 out of LAX to ICN and then you can buy. It is cheaper. Wonder if they have

Gaegogi?  



Wonder if they have fruit flies circling around the shake blender at the bar in Seoul?  They did in Houston..



Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:40:48 PM EDT
I think there is one left in Orlando close to Disney on Vineland.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:51:44 PM EDT
Everytime I hear the name "Bennigans" or drive past one of those chain resturants like "Chili's" I can't help but think of the movie "Waiting". Takes place in a joint called "Shenanigans".
It's fucking hilarious but so true.

"Don't FUCK with the people that handle your food."
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:58:10 PM EDT
Inside Bennigan's Bankruptcy Filing

Changing Tastes

Bennigan's restaurants fall victim to American belt-tightening.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:01:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By halloween78:
Ate at one in the bottom of the Holiday Inn @ Rock Island this week.


I ate there a few months ago!

But only because I was there for a wedding reception in the same building and needed to kill some time and beers beforehand. Why anyone would actually want to go there is beyond me.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:14:05 PM EDT
There's a handful around the Dallas area that remained open.  I see more closed ones, it seems, and all the Steak and Ale's appear closed.  Bennigan's Monti-Cristo and a pint was always good to go!
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:29:40 PM EDT
That whiskey-glazed chicken though, was awesome.  I've been jonesing for that stuff for the past six months, and haven't gotten around to making it over to the last Bennigans to get some.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:32:50 PM EDT
The Benigan's in South Lakeland FL closed and then mysteriously caught
fire after the closure.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:22:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By basp2005:
All the one's in MI are still open.  They were all franchised by a single company and were not effected.


False.  The one on 28th St. in Cascade closed last year.  It was only open for like 4, maybe 5 years to boot.  The one on the north side of Grand Rapids is still open however.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 10:07:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zan:
One of the original yuppie swill palaces, along with Steak and Ale. Me, I preferred Fuddruckers, though I'm not even sure if they are around anymore.


What really? What part of Texas are you in?

I've seen plenty of Fuddruckers from here (laredo) to Houston? I actually ate there yesterday.

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 10:09:26 PM EDT
Yep, months ago.  Like last October or so.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 11:05:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deej86:
I used to go there every once in a long while(last time I went was a couple years ago with my girlfriend at the time) but I am conversing with a girl I met on match.com that likes Bennigan's.  The ones I have seen in my AO(Chicago area) have all closed.

Are they closed anywhere else?


There is one in Elgin.  I90 then north on 31 and take a right at the first light, it is in a motel, I think it is a Holiday Inn these days.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 11:12:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By BillLumberg:
I seriously think they are purposely trying to fuck with people. There's a closed one pretty close to where I live and they left the lights on inside. I can't tell you how many times I drive by after work on my way home and see people pulling on their locked doors. They closed it over a year ago to boot.


The locator posted earlier said the one on Michigan Avenue downtown is still open.  I know for sure the one in Chicago Ridge and the one in Oak Brook on 22nd Street are closed.


They also closed the one on Randal road in the Batavia/Geneva area. Closed over  year ago as well.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 11:17:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Originally Posted By tweeter:
The one in Seoul is still open.


Roadtrip!

There are roads over the Pacific?



Polar route.
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