July 29, 2008, - 2:43 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Recently, I told you how Bennigan’s decided to offer it’s menu in Spanish at all locations. This was clearly a move to pander to illegal aliens and those here who won’t learn to speak English.
I also told you how Bennigan’s dropped the “Irish-American” part of its name, another part of its pandering, “We Are the World,” PC mentality.
Well, it looks like those moves didn’t serve Bennigan’s too well:
Customers showing up for lunch at Bennigan’s restaurants in Chicago and across the country found quite a surprise Tuesday morning, when all the corporate-owned locations had signs on display reading “closed for business.”
As CBS 2′s Joanie Lum reports, Bennigan’s Grill and Tavern closed all of its corporate-owned locations nationwide after filing for bankruptcy. Independent franchises remain open for business as usual.
The corporate-owned locations comprise about half the entire chain.
Buh-bye, Bennigan’s. Or in this case, Adios.
It’s very sad for all of the people who worked there and have now lost their jobs. I feel bad for them. They are the victims of Bennigan’s bad marketing strategy of catering to invaders. And I hate to say good-bye to yet another large American business. But in this case, the company made clear that the “American” part was mucho expendable.
Hasta La Blarney, Baby.