Saturday, August 02, 2008

TIME magazine on the closing of Bennigan's:
While the franchise outlets remain open for now, Americans who want to peruse oversize menus for oversize portions of unremarkable food in unremarkable settings may soon have to check out Applebee's or Chili's. Or Ruby Tuesday or T.G.I. Friday's. Or the scores of other family-style restaurants serving deep-fried mozzarella sticks beneath hypnotically rotating ceiling fans.

They're a lot harder to distinguish than they are to find. Bennigan's had an Irish theme, with burgers slathered in Guinness and a drink called the Blarney Blast, but it was about as Gaelic as Barack O'Bama. Its Fajita Chicken Quesadillas somehow lacked that old-country Dublin feel.


La Brown Girl said...

Oh well. Last time I ate there I got really, really sick. Plus, their service has been terrible the last several times I've been.

I tagged you in a Meme, you have to check out my blog for the rules.

Annette said...

Some of my family members have had weird experiences at Bennigan's, like burned food and the Monte Cristo, which apparently tastes bad even if it's made correctly.

I always thought it was weird they had southwestern eggrolls on the menu.