Seafood chains disappearing across the country


Depending on your age, you may have fond memories of the incredibly popular seafood chain known as Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips, or you may never have even heard of it before. According to RSR Magazine, the restaurant, founded in 1969 and named after a english actor known for his roles in the Shirley Temple films, once had 826 locations to his name. But a lot has changed since Arthur Treacher’s heyday in the 1970s and 1980s. In fact, the chain is now down to one restaurant. In June, the Garfield Heights, Ohio, site closed, Spectrum News reported, leaving the restaurant near Cuyahoga Falls as the last remaining artifact of an ancient culinary dynasty. “When a customer walks [in] door and you haven’t seen them in years, and they’re so excited that Arthur Treacher is still around, still selling the fish, that motivates me even more to stay here, just to someday see someone. ‘One is going to come over here and say,’ Come on, let’s put this back together, ‘”restoration investor Robert Allen said.

Arthur Treacher’s fans may not be able to visit the restaurant anymore, but they will still be able to enjoy its food. In June, Nathan’s Famous announcement a partnership to sell Arthur Treacher’s fish and chips in a ghost cooking concept (via Spectrum News).

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