…until you show up for work and there's a sign on the door that says “WE ARE CLOSED. THANK YOU.”
Bennigan's restaurant has closed most of it's restaurants, although it appears some franchised stores will remain open. Damn this evil Bush economy.
This essentially eliminates most of the locations serving two of my favorite foods from back in the day.
Broccoli Bites may be the best appetizer on the planet. Basically, a broccoli/cheese mixture, breaded, deep fried, served with a very solid honey mustard. There are a lot of other versions, but Bennigan's had the best I have ever tasted.
And, of course, the devastating Monte Cristo sandwich.
The layers were as follows:
All dipped in batter, deep fried, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and served with a raspberry dipping sauce. Ridiculous.
My old girlfriend worked there, and my frequent visits to eat that sandwich caused enough weight gain to probably cost me the relationship.
RIP BROCCOLI BITES
RIP MONTE CRISTO
P.S. I verbally abused several co-workers with pro-Bennigan's outbursts today. For this I am sorry. And hungry.