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Posted: Oct 18, 2006 6:31 am
 
from: http://www.westword.com/Issues/2000-02-24/dining/cafe.html

"Two decades ago, imminent extinction seemed impossible for the mighty four-state chain that had started in Boulder in 1968 and grown to thirty stores at its height. Good, inexpensive food and a fun, lively diner atmosphere -- with phones at every booth so that customers could call their orders in to the kitchen -- made Round the Corner a regular stop for two generations' worth of Coloradans eager to chow down on fancy-schmancy burgers with funky toppings.

But the Round the Corner restaurants began to fade in popularity as concept eateries moved into the newer malls. Although by and large the Round the Corners were located in lower-traffic suburban shopping centers rather than high-end malls, their rents were still going up, and as a result, they faced the prospect of raising their prices or closing their doors. The parent company was focusing most of its efforts on a second venture, Good Times, a chain of drive-up burger joints that had eclipsed Round the Corner's early success. After a last-ditch effort by a stalwart group of Round the Corner managers failed to save the chain, they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and one by one, the stores gave up. By last year, only a solitary Round the Corner remained.
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Posted: Oct 18, 2006 4:10 pm
 
Good Times, a chain of drive-up burger joints that had eclipsed Round the Corner's early success. ?!?!

I'm phoning in my condolences to RtC presently.
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