The last Roy Rogers on Long Island closes

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 30, 2010, titled The last Roy Rogers on Long Island closes. In it, Newsday reports that:

The last Roy Rogers on Long Island has closed. Dave Coffman, a regional facilities manager for the Hardee's Food Systems, which owned the franchise, said the lease was ending for the Shirley location at the end of December and they decided to close it before the cold weather kicked in.

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What Now

New York, NY

#2 Nov 30, 2010
Good, one more down... Let's hope for some non-chain restaurants... However, a Starbucks would be nice...

It's a premier site as it's one of the first commercial parcels seen as you enter the area from Sunrise highway...

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Roy Rogers

Bellmore, NY

#3 Nov 30, 2010
Why not report on the Drugs and hookers in Roy Rogers Parking Lot in Shirley?

Instead it is all about the last Roy Rogers closing down.
GREAT

AOL

#5 Nov 30, 2010
They should put in a white castle or a starbucks!!
Roy Rogers fan

Yorktown Heights, NY

#8 Nov 30, 2010
What Now wrote:
Good, one more down... Let's hope for some non-chain restaurants... However, a Starbucks would be nice...
It's a premier site as it's one of the first commercial parcels seen as you enter the area from Sunrise highway...
Here comes the unsought of Troll Responses...
Unfortunately we have too many fast food chains and little else. With no sewer hookups as of this moment, it's hard to get many restaurants to be built for dining.

“My rottie wants belly rubs”

Since: Jun 07

A few blocks from the Ocean

#9 Nov 30, 2010
I couldn't believe there was a Roy Rogers here when we moved to Shirley in late 2003. I've been there a few times, but not as much as when I used to go when I was a kid. I think the last time I went before Shirley, was the location in Merrick or East Meadow not sure. Anyway I'll miss that place.
Was thinking the other day that location should put up some type of historic landmark sign marking the last standing Roy's. Oh Well.
Badtothebone

Deer Park, NY

#13 Dec 1, 2010
I remember the Roy Rogers on RT 110 in East Farmingdale when they first opened and it was very good. It was a good location and I was surprised when it closed down. The one in Shirley sucked big time and could have been better if managed properly.

I guess the schwoogie drug dealers will move to Boston Market or Pudgies.
Ghetto Rogers

Chicago, IL

#15 Dec 1, 2010
This was just a spot for people to buy and sell drugs. I don't think they sold a burger in 10 years at this Roys.
Badtothebone

Deer Park, NY

#16 Dec 2, 2010
A lot of these fast food establishments like Roy Rogers, Kenny Rogers, or Arby's that originated in the south or midwest, don't seem to make it here in NY.
Crack Head Alley

Bellmore, NY

#17 Dec 2, 2010
This area of Shirley is known as Crack Alley by the Suffolk Polce. They let the crack heads kill each other in the hood Shirley.
Spam

Stratford, CT

#19 Dec 3, 2010
Spam
Chicago and Bellmore

Yorktown Heights, NY

#20 Dec 3, 2010
I heard some guy from Chicago was caught blowing a gay from Bellmore in the parking lot. They were headed for the beach but got scared when they got off sunrise and saw a black person.
Wildcat01

Manorville, NY

#21 Feb 24, 2013
So I've read all the reviews posted on here and I have to say I can't believe what I'm reading. You people really need to grow up or get thicker skin when you say that people only went to Roy Rogers to do drugs. Really? I never saw anybody doing drugs in Roy Rogers the restaurant or the parking lot, and I ordered food from here at night too. Unfortunately this place is no longer operating and it's been turned into a vacant lot, so I don't see how that's a better option to have. It's funny that you people mention how many drug dealings went on here when Roy Rogers was here. Do you really think that there's not going to be drug dealers and gangbangers loitering around the area now that it's vacant? Think about it where do drug dealers and gangbangers operate in the Holiday Inn? No they do their transactions in abandoned areas is where they go. At least when it was a Roy Rogers I remember it as the best fast food place ever, I wish you other people would remember it that way. And to the person who thinks there should be a Starbucks there now: Are you kidding me? Aren't there enough of those on LI already? If you want coffee you could go to McDonald's and get coffee there. McDonalds is cheaper than Starbucks and the coffee there is very good from what I hear. If anything they should just put a diner here, at least it'll be more family oriented and not attract the rough crowd you people are so easily intimidated by.
Niky

Shirley, NY

#22 Mar 20, 2015
GREAT wrote:
They should put in a white castle or a starbucks!!
You got my vote
travel for good food

Selden, NY

#23 Friday May 8
Noone is seeing the big picture.. Roy rogers pulled customers from all over to that disgrace of a town that Noone wants to fix and clean up. It was probably one of the only profitable businesses in that area.. whoever opens a roy rogers on long Island is going to make a fortune because people will travel to them due to the lack of locations. Don't get me wrong I don't believe they should open one on every corner bc fast food chains are a time a dozen. Who cares about the drug addicts in the parking lot.. this post clearly says "The last Roy Rogers on Long Island closes." Write to your councilmen to have that problem fixed. Or better yet.. support the businesses that actually wanted to do business in that area because not many do. It is a shame because Shirley could be a beautiful place to live but instead we allow the few dirt bags in the area destroy it. Apologies to all who may be offended but that's the point of these forums is to say how you feel.
travel for good food

Selden, NY

#24 Friday May 8
Wildcat01 wrote:
So I've read all the reviews posted on here and I have to say I can't believe what I'm reading. You people really need to grow up or get thicker skin when you say that people only went to Roy Rogers to do drugs. Really? I never saw anybody doing drugs in Roy Rogers the restaurant or the parking lot, and I ordered food from here at night too. Unfortunately this place is no longer operating and it's been turned into a vacant lot, so I don't see how that's a better option to have. It's funny that you people mention how many drug dealings went on here when Roy Rogers was here. Do you really think that there's not going to be drug dealers and gangbangers loitering around the area now that it's vacant? Think about it where do drug dealers and gangbangers operate in the Holiday Inn? No they do their transactions in abandoned areas is where they go. At least when it was a Roy Rogers I remember it as the best fast food place ever, I wish you other people would remember it that way. And to the person who thinks there should be a Starbucks there now: Are you kidding me? Aren't there enough of those on LI already? If you want coffee you could go to McDonald's and get coffee there. McDonalds is cheaper than Starbucks and the coffee there is very good from what I hear. If anything they should just put a diner here, at least it'll be more family oriented and not attract the rough crowd you people are so easily intimidated by.
Great post and very accurate. Sorry I hit the wrong arrow on the bottom but this is a really intelligent person who is on topic and 10 percent right..

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