You know something is wrong in our society when the "Gourmet of Fast Food Since 1937" permanently closes down one of their many locations in Connecticut.

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Staffing issues? Rising food costs? Supply chain issues? American restaurants are under an incredible amount of pressure to keep their doors open over the past two years.

I just saw that one of my lifelong favorite places to eat is packing it in for good at one of their locations. Frankie's Family Restaurant has announced on their social media that they will be permanently closing 1 of their 7 locations in Connecticut this week. As of this Saturday, April 16, 2022, the Frankie's located at 270 Federal Road in Brookfield is shutting down for good.

According to the post, Frankie's is urging customers who may have gift cards to the Brookfield location to please stop by and try to use them this week, if possible. If you don't have the time this week, contact them to see if they can arrange for your gift card to be used at the Frankie's location in Waterbury on Reidville Drive.

Photo by Large "Irish Dog" Dave
Photo by Large "Irish Dog" Dave

I've been eating Frankie's my whole life, I was so happy when they started to franchise across the state. When the Brookfield location opened up in September of 2020, my fried mushrooms and tartar sauce fix was only minutes away.

I'm sad that the Brookfield location is going away, I thought it was in a busy enough area of Federal Road, and the growth along that corridor has been fun to watch, but ultimately, it seems there wasn't enough business to sustain it. Get your fried cheese cube fix this week, or you'll have to go to Waterbury, Naugatuck, Plainville, or West Haven after this Saturday to get it. Meanwhile, for your hot dog fix, might I suggest:

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