Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, we have seen restaurant chains closing their doors left and right. Multiple companies have filed for bankruptcy in recent years, with many more selling their companies in hopes of coming out of the business with some money in their pockets.
Unfortunately for us, that means some of our favorite go-to spots are leaving our towns and cities. Where are we supposed to go for a greasy burger and fries and an over-sized milkshake? Get your online petitions ready, because here is a list of some restaurant favorites that are starting to shut their doors.
Sbarro, The Italian Eatery You Know Because Of The Mall
Sbarro is probably one of the storefronts at the food court of your local mall. The restaurant was founded in 1956 in Brooklyn, which makes sense since it’s an Italian joint! The chain is also wildly popular on college campuses, giving students a way to grab a quick bite on the way to class.
The “Fresh Italian Cooking” restaurant has several locations, but its headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio. It might have been beneficial to keep the Italian restaurant’s base in New York because, in 2014, it was announced that the chain was going to be making several closures through 2020.