7 Restaurant Chains That Have Disappeared In 2022

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Hometown Burger

San Antonio locals recently lost a favored burger restaurant. Hometown Burger, a local brand, closed all eight of its locations last month without giving much of an explanation.

Hale & Hearty

Nearly 20 years ago, when Hale & Hearty first started serving soup and sandwiches in New York City, it was the ideal location to do it. Many contrasted it with Panera Bread, which had debuted its first location in 1987, ten years earlier.

Howard Johnson's

With over 1,000 outlets, Howard Johnson's experienced its peak in the middle of the twentieth century. The company was founded in 1929 and is well known for its trademark ice cream.

Nestle Café

While some of the 85 remaining cafés, which are primarily found in malls and shopping centers, are still open, all of them will be transformed into Great American Cookies shops


GameWorks, a joint venture between Sega and DreamWorks founded in 1996, took an innovative approach to themed dining by providing its customers with a fully catered video game arcade experience in addition to bowling and pool.


The managing business of Fresh Acquisitions, VitaNova, stated intentions to concentrate recovery efforts on Furr's and Tahoe Joe's, leaving Ryan's and a number of other struggling brands "up to the courts."

Old Country Buffet

Old Country Buffet, along with Ryan's, Furr's, and Hometown Buffet, appear to be extinct for good as BBQ Holdings has no imminent intentions to resurrect any of the buffet concepts.

The National Restaurant Association's prediction of 90,000 restaurant closures because of the pandemic in 2020 is a frequently used statistic. Even while that figure has been cited in the mainstream media, it might not be totally true.

Although slightly fewer than the NRA projection, the newspaper estimates that the epidemic will likely result in an additional 72,700 permanent and long-term restaurant closures in 2020.

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