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How is Bennigan's still in business??

I passed one by me the other evening (Route 1 Edison, NJ) and the place was dead! A few cars, but nothing!

I have not been to one in over 10 years. I never see it advertised anymore either. Is is popular in other states?

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  1. Have never heard of it (San Francisco Bay Area).

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    1. re: Gary Soup

      We used to go to the one in boston near the Commons all the time, and it was pretty much always busy.

    2. It used to be decent fern bar fare, at least in Tallahassee. Our family likes to go to Chili's for lunch after church, but once it was very crowded and we decided to try the Bennigan's 100 yards away. What a let down...only one quarter of the place was even open; 75% of the restaurant was actually closed down, with chairs upside on the tables and the lights off. That should have been a clue to leave, but we ordered and not only was the food not good...it was horrible. Within a few weeks that particular branch was closed and the sign taken down. I can see why.

      1. they are long gone from Southern California. This place was awful!

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        1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

          There is one in Monrovia (in restaurant row on Huntington Drive), in your neck of the woods.

          I actually like Bennigan's, esp. the Monte Cristo and the Fish and Chips.

            1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

              Indeed you are right my friend ... but at least there's still the Glendale branch, right? Right???

              Cheers.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                don't know or care. This place ranks beneath the bottom of my list.

        2. We still have them here in Houston, but I haven't been in years. I always remember Bennigan's being a second-rate (third rate?) TGI Friday's. I never liked Bennigan's food.

          1. GACK!

            Some people will eat anything...

            And I'm one of them, but I won't touch Bennigan's food.

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            1. re: GroovinGourmet

              we met friends there recently who "love" bennigan's - it was the worst burger I ever ate, and all they did was complain about their food too. Not going back any time soon.