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Old 07-02-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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We have 3 Boston Markets in the Lehigh Valley.
Every time we are there they seem to be very very busy.
They have probably just closed in your location but are thriving in eastern PA.

http://www.bostonmarket.com/location...cator&state=PA




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Most of the Boston Market locations have closed and they were once a fast growing chain.

Baja Fresh was another highly regarded chain but most locations are gone.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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We have 3 Boston Markets in the Lehigh Valley.
Every time we are there they seem to be very very busy.
They have probably just closed in your location but are thriving in eastern PA.

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The ones where we lived were always very busy too. And there were a lot of locations, in fact, two were on the same street, only a mile apart. Maybe they overbuilt in this area because all but one closed.

We moved here from Illinois, and all of the Boston Markets closed in the part of the state that we lived in there as well. There was only one left in the 100 mile radius.

Strange how that happens....we have lost most of our Boston Markets and Baja Fresh locations here, yet we have Ponderosa, Bonanza, Sizzler, Big Boy and Stuckey restaurants, and these have closed in other parts of the country.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:53 AM
 
Location: The Triangle
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I miss Chi Chi's along with Bonanza, Sizzler and Godfather's pizza. I wonder if Godfather's is still operating somewhere? I used to love the pizza there as a teenager. Oh, almost forgot about Quincy's and their big.fat.yeast rolls.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:33 AM
 
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I miss Chi Chi's along with Bonanza, Sizzler and Godfather's pizza. I wonder if Godfather's is still operating somewhere? I used to love the pizza there as a teenager. Oh, almost forgot about Quincy's and their big.fat.yeast rolls.
Godfather's Pizza is alive and well, over 600 locations with three near where I live.

Bonanza and Sizzler have a few locations still around.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think we can find many chains that are not doing well or are actually gone. I was never a fan on chi chi, but I know a lot of people were. I love or did anyway, Fridays, but many of them have closed as well. Like large, indoor shopping malls, mid range, semi fast food restaurants are becoming more a thing of the past. People are leaning more toward individualism and/or the smaller, more personalized establishments. Look at how the large chain dept stores, we all depended on for so many years are disappearing or struggling? It is the changing times. Those of us who are a little older can remember when spending a day shopping also meant eating at the dept stores dining room, sometimes there was a short fashion show. The food was good, moderately priced and the atmosphere very subdued. I don't think I have seen one of those dining rooms in 30 years.

Nita
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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When JC Penney's closed here I was in shock. We recently shut down a Kmart and a Payless shoe store, too. Times are changing.

I forgot about Bonanza. I don't think I've seen one in a good 10 years or more.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I miss Ponderosa. They had the best buffet, we used to go when I was around 9 years old. They had really good little chicken nuggets.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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I miss Ponderosa. They had the best buffet, we used to go when I was around 9 years old. They had really good little chicken nuggets.
Come to Indiana, we still have several Ponderosa locations.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Come to Indiana, we still have several Ponderosa locations.
WOW! I'm booking my plane ticket now.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I miss Ponderosa. They had the best buffet, we used to go when I was around 9 years old. They had really good little chicken nuggets.
I barely remember them but I do know they had a great buffet, it has been so many years ago. How about, another one, but it was just a small chain in Va: Chesapeake Bay Fish House (I think that was the name of it) anyway, they had a good buffet and lots of good fish (well good for the price)
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