The Most Iconic Restaurants That Closed This Year
Here are some of the most iconic restaurants that have closed in 2020. We'll miss them all.
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McDonald's Times Square, New York City
You might think that if any company can afford rent in Times Square, it's McDonald's. But this summer, the 42nd Street McDonald's closed. There's still another, newer McDonald's location in Times Square at 45th and Broadway, but it doesn't have the iconic marquee signs the other location did.
Loeb Boathouse, New York City
In Central Park, you can spend a day paddling rowboats and end it with a nice meal at the Loeb Boathouse restaurant. Or, you could, until the iconic restaurant closed its doors.
Movie buffs will recognize this Central Park restaurant from When Harry Met Sally. But sadly, it never reopened after New York City's original coronavirus shutdown in March. According to the restaurant's website, they plan to reopen in April. But anything could change at this point, given the nature of the pandemic.
Cheeseburger in Paradise, New Jersey
We have some bad news for Jimmy Buffett fans. The last location of this restaurant, named for the singer's famous lyrics, closed in September.
The Restaurant at Meadowood, California
This iconic restaurant was destroyed by wildfires in California, not by the pandemic. It was located at a resort and had three Michelin stars.
Souplantation / Sweet Tomatoes
Buffets aren't COVID-friendly, so it's not a huge surprise that all Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes locations have closed. We'll miss those blueberry muffins.
All five locations of this casual pizza chain closed during the pandemic. RIP.
This buffet chain announced in October that it was closing all of its locations. It makes sense, but it's still a loss.
This iconic restaurant chain isn't gone entirely. But this summer, it was reported that TGI Fridays was closing 386 locations worldwide. So you might have to say goodbye to some of your favorites, like the chain's wings and loaded potato skins.
Pizza Hut is another classic American chain forced to close many of its locations during the pandemic. Pizza Hut is closing 300 locations nationwide. Yikes.
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