America’s Disappearing Restaurant Chains

There is a school of thought that says the restaurant business is always a good business because people need to eat. A glance at the sales of many of America’s largest restaurant chains over the past decade quickly dispels that myth.

Using data provided by food industry research firm Technomic, 24/7 Wall St. has looked at the 10 restaurant chains with the greatest decline is sales from 2001 to 2010. In every case, sales have fallen 60% or more…

To find out who the 10 chains are, click here: http://money.msn.com/business-news/latest.aspx?post=3b851ddb-d3b2-4867-92a3-07abc068523b

Jakes’s Wayback Burgers Opens At Upland Square

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If you live in the Pottstown area and enjoy a freshly made, hand-formed burger and real milkshakes in a “Route 66 burger joint” atmosphere, then you should head over to Upland Square on Route 100 and lay a lip on some “comfort food” sooner than later.

Jake’s is next to Petco and owned by a Lower Pottsgrove couple, Darryl and Linda Hendershot.  The Upland Square store is the 30th location for the franchise.

The Wayback Burger chain started out in Newark, Delaware as a single restaurant in 1991.  It is now that is expanding into several states.  Fortunately for our area, Pennsylvania was one of those states.

Check out their website and menu.  I assure you that it will entice you to head over to Upland Square!

website: http://waybackburgers.com/menu/

voice: 484-300-4246

Another Restaurant Chain Struggles

Restaurant chain Max and Erma’s has filed for bankruptcy.  The closest location to Pottstown is in Oaks, near the Regal Cinemas.  They are a fairly small chain and mostly regional but the economy is hurting the restaurant business overall.  Around here, trying to eat out on the weekends still involves a wait!  Personally, I have cut back but the wait times seem just as long!