Looks like it's last call for Bennigans, the Irish-themed chain restaurant, which is also home to a dang good Monte Cristo, and one of the first places I ever took a date. (I was a playa in high school.)
Sounds like the Plano-based restaurant company will close all 800 locations, including 20 in our area. I swung by the one in downtown Fort Worth this morning, just as they were posting a sign that said the location was closing. Employees were hugging and the manager seemed a little shell-shocked.
"We don't really know what the next step is," he said.
We comiserated for a few minutes, and I wished them well. This really is the summer of our discontent.