There was a time when the presence of huge restaurant chains was a certainty that we could rely on. Huge titans of industry like McDonald’s and Taco Bell were on every corner, in some cases having occupied the same building for decades as a central community spot.
As we move into uncertain economic times, the lasting restaurants that we once took for granted as American staples are slowly closing their doors as profits take a swift downturn. While some brands are going out of business for good, others are downsizing, resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs.
Specialty brands like Marriott’s Roy Rogers are on the chopping block alongside giants like Pizza Hut. In this ever-changing world, no brand is entirely safe – no matter how well-known it is. The face of Uncle Sam’s hospitality sector may never look the same again.