why did long john silver close?

why did long john silver close?

Created by love those lobster bites on Aug 10, 2008

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painter

Buffalo, NY

#1 Aug 12, 2008
I didn;t know it closed! I did like a few things there..so why did it not appear in the media...was it part of the crime stats!
matt

Windham, ME

#2 Aug 12, 2008
why would an awful fast food chain that hardly anyone even knows is still around be in the media when it does finally close?
Mike B

Tonawanda, NY

#3 Aug 12, 2008
why did it close??.....uh.....did you ever have any of the food there?.....no brainer there.
southern bob

United States

#4 Aug 13, 2008
I will miss them.
harry

Buffalo, NY

#5 Aug 13, 2008
I will miss them too...love those lobster bites a lot! Were they really lobster? Those hush puppies should have remained...Hushed!
ronald mcdonald

Buffalo, NY

#6 Aug 13, 2008
cause it SUCKED

Since: Jun 08

Rochester, NY

#8 Aug 13, 2008
Hmmm, I heard that LJS closed two weeks ago from a friend. BUT today (8/13) I watched a TV ad for LJS.???? Is it just a part of a to be dead soon Buffalo?
joes stone crab

Buffalo, NY

#9 Aug 13, 2008
If a nasty seafood restaurant closes first to show us we are a dying town...we need to run out now. The first sign should be a Lord and Taylor's..high end store closing..instead we get dumped from the bottom ....first!?? It is worse than anyone thought!
funnyguy

Lewiston, ME

#10 Aug 13, 2008
L J S closed because I stopped furnishing them with trash fish.I now supply the golden arches for thier Mc FISH sandwich. it keeps me busy enjoying what I like to do. hope you enjoy it now . lol . have fun
Croc Hunter

Purchase, NY

#11 Aug 14, 2008
They should build a Chick-Fil-A here.
William J Clinton

Buffalo, NY

#12 Aug 14, 2008
Croc Hunter wrote:
They should build a Chick-Fil-A here.
How about a strip club???
Barney

Buffalo, NY

#13 Aug 14, 2008
William J Clinton wrote:
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How about a strip club???
The strip club has its own fish...can't you smell it?
Maggie

Buffalo, NY

#14 Aug 14, 2008
funnyguy wrote:
L J S closed because I stopped furnishing them with trash fish.I now supply the golden arches for thier Mc FISH sandwich. it keeps me busy enjoying what I like to do. hope you enjoy it now . lol . have fun
Could you possibly supply them with some lobster...of any quality or origin!?
William J Clinton

Buffalo, NY

#15 Aug 14, 2008
Barney wrote:
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The strip club has its own fish...can't you smell it?
Is that the odor I smell?
king of op

East Aurora, NY

#16 Aug 14, 2008
they closed because they SUCKED!!!!
KOOKOO

Buffalo, NY

#17 Aug 15, 2008
It;s friday and I am hungry...open up!
Croc Hunter

Purchase, NY

#18 Aug 15, 2008
Barney wrote:
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The strip club has its own fish...can't you smell it?

Yeah I can. Have you ever been to 24KT? It's a fish market in there for real!
ExBuffaloResiden t

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Sep 14, 2008
My Mom asked me while on the phone the other night if I knew of LJS closings nationally. She was surprised that the Buffalo locations were suddenly gone. Knowing of no such other regional closing, I suggested to her that probably the reason was that Buffalo is now the NUMBER THREE POOREST CITY IN THE NATION.

No wonder retailers are leaving in droves. With some of the highest state taxes in the union and low wages, how can any business survive there for long?

Every time I travel back to Buffalo to visit family it is a sobering experience. And very sad to see the city of my youth slowly crumbling away...

The answer is simple: you folks can't AFFORD a three-piece fish dinner from LJS!

I'm surprised by the flippant and ignorant tone of some of these posts above. I know Buffalonians are proud, and with good reason: it USED to be a city that had potential, but not any longer. Perhaps some of you are afraid to admit what's happening there?

It's troubling that one can make a better living in West Virginia, don't you think?(Incidentally, there's no shortage of LJS in West Virginia...)

Don't get me wrong. Buffalo is home in my heart and always will be. I am just distressed every time I see what's happening to a place I once loved. I know every street, every business, every neighborhood from inner city to suburbs. Watching the town collapse from afar is probably ALMOST as sad as it is for you folks who still live there and have to watch it slowly die.

Buffalo used to have a great education system; few could argue with that. Yet the comments here: "because it sucked!" would seem to indicate that somewhere in the last twenty years, this too has failed.

Wake up and face the music. If more of the citizens of Buffalo would take a stand and protest the do-nothing city government, maybe the town would have at least a slight chance of slow recovery.

And maybe you'll get your fish back, too.
simply said

Ellsworth, ME

#20 Sep 14, 2008
ExBuffaloResident wrote:
My Mom asked me while on the phone the other night if I knew of LJS closings nationally. She was surprised that the Buffalo locations were suddenly gone. Knowing of no such other regional closing, I suggested to her that probably the reason was that Buffalo is now the NUMBER THREE POOREST CITY IN THE NATION.
No wonder retailers are leaving in droves. With some of the highest state taxes in the union and low wages, how can any business survive there for long?
Every time I travel back to Buffalo to visit family it is a sobering experience. And very sad to see the city of my youth slowly crumbling away...
The answer is simple: you folks can't AFFORD a three-piece fish dinner from LJS!
I'm surprised by the flippant and ignorant tone of some of these posts above. I know Buffalonians are proud, and with good reason: it USED to be a city that had potential, but not any longer. Perhaps some of you are afraid to admit what's happening there?
It's troubling that one can make a better living in West Virginia, don't you think?(Incidentally, there's no shortage of LJS in West Virginia...)
Don't get me wrong. Buffalo is home in my heart and always will be. I am just distressed every time I see what's happening to a place I once loved. I know every street, every business, every neighborhood from inner city to suburbs. Watching the town collapse from afar is probably ALMOST as sad as it is for you folks who still live there and have to watch it slowly die.
Buffalo used to have a great education system; few could argue with that. Yet the comments here: "because it sucked!" would seem to indicate that somewhere in the last twenty years, this too has failed.
Wake up and face the music. If more of the citizens of Buffalo would take a stand and protest the do-nothing city government, maybe the town would have at least a slight chance of slow recovery.
And maybe you'll get your fish back, too.
screw you-get a life-i'm sure nothing has ever closed in fl, right? ljs closed because no one went there because the food sucked, duh. not because people couldn't afford it.
for real

Buffalo, NY

#21 Sep 14, 2008
They had to depend on Lake Erie for fish...tasty but a tad tainted for me!
Would love to have them back..They couldn't have dumped just us?

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