News: Bringer of the Irish pub in a box to the suburbs dies

 

Restaurant chains Bennigan’s and Steak & Ale have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection and stores owned by its parent company will shut their doors. From the Associated Press:

 

The companies owned by privately held Metromedia Restaurant Group of Plano, Texas, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday in the Eastern District of Texas, less than two months after Metromedia said it was not preparing to do so. It wasn’t clear whether franchisee-owned restaurants would be closing as well.

While I could say something snippy here I’m guessing Bennigan’s brought plenty of Sam Adams and Guinness and other mid-level craft beers to some far flung areas. Maybe it opened a few people up to craft beer. We all have to start somewhere. I personally have never eaten at one.

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