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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:50 AM
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Whatever happened to Arthur Treacher's restaurants?
I remember getting the best goddamned chicken fillets there. They used to be all over the place....now according to this website, last updated 2001, there's a shitload of 'em in Florida, a few in New York and Connecticut, but none west of the Mighty Mississip'.

http://www.arthurtreachers.com/locations.htm

What gives, Mr. Treacher?

And who the hell WAS Arthur Treacher, anyhow?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:54 AM
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1. I remember them from when I was a kid, too.
It used to be a highlight of going to the mall.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:03 PM
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2. He was Merv Griffins side kick on his afternoon talk show...
We have two or three here in Cleveland...
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:07 PM
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3. ROAD TRIP!
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:24 PM
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4. All about Arthur Treacher. He was a British actor.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:30 PM
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5. There's one in a mall near me
It's the only one I've ever seen, actually.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:01 PM
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6. There's One Just A Few Miles From My House...
It's been on that corner for quite a while. The parking lot is MUCH larger than is given to fast-food restaurants these days.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:03 PM
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7. Highland Indiana isn't too far.
It's just over the border, if you dare.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:10 PM
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8. Not actually going....just having food fantasies/cravings.
Been on a diet for about three weeks now. Mostly raw veggies, but I cheat a bit and have had some chicken and turkey in the last week or so. I'm not planning on breaking my diet. I just suddenly had a craving for their chicken this morning and went "Hmmmmmm."
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:12 PM
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9. Well I'm going. Regardless.
:spank: See what you've started.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:14 PM
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11. Fine. Beat my guest.
Just don't come cryin' to me when your hush puppies get cold.
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:13 PM
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10. Three words: Mad Fish Disease.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:14 PM
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12. There's one about 1 1/2 miles from my house in Vienna, VA.
Edited on Thu Oct-20-05 01:16 PM by 11 Bravo
(Maybe that's why Vienna was chosen the 4th best spot in the U.S. to live. I love their fish filets with lots of malt vinegar!

on edit: I just looked my store up. It has a Fairfax address, but Fairfax is right next to Vienna.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:16 PM
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13. There are some of them in Nathan's on LI.
I even think there is one in Penn Station.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:17 PM
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14. We used to go to Arthur Treacher's in Minnesota years ago.
Like 30 years ago.

They've been gone from MN for a good many years, though.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:19 PM
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15. They were better than the "Long John Silver" greasepits here in CA.
Last Arthur Treacher's I've seen was in Tampa, 1977.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:20 PM
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16. I loved their chicken and chips...
There used to be one on Howard Street, a bit west of Clark and west of the Metra tracks.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:24 PM
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17. There was one just down the street from my house
when I lived in Miami. It was within walking distance. I loved their fish and chips. There aren't any here in Georgia.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:46 PM
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18. There is one about 5 minutes from where I work
I go there once in a great while. Not my favorite place, but not bad for a change of pace.
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MN ChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:00 PM
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19. I miss Arthur Treacher's
There was one just a mile or so from my house back in the 1970s. Very tasty fish & chips for a fast food place.
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