Goodbye, Sbarro

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  1. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    Went there for lunch today in CR. Manager told us they just found out this morning they're shutting down. Said close up tonight and don't come back. 153 stores closing today which appears to be about 15% of their total operations.
     
  2. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh Sbarros. Loved you as a child, wouldn't think of eating you now as an adult.
     
  3. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    Damn. That's my favorite authentic New York Style pizza place......
     
  4. 3TrueFans

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    [video=youtube;JaKuT3dIwfc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaKuT3dIwfc[/video]
     
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  5. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    rep+++
     
  6. MNCyGuy

    MNCyGuy Well-Known Member

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    Oh no! How will I ever get a Roast Beef with a side of pizza without combination Arby's/Sbarros?
     
  7. isufbcurt

    isufbcurt Well-Known Member

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    Dang I love eating there
     
  8. HFCS

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    Sbarro is the greasiest topside of a pizza I've ever had, and I'm obsessed with pizza...it's not necessarily a bad thing because other pizzas stick out for much worse things.

    I usually laugh at people who pat the top of their pizza off with a napkin thinking they're doing some significant change to the nutrition of the food...but with Sbarro it has to be saving some major calories.
     
  9. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Where oh where will I now find pizza every city block in Chicago.
     
  10. 00clone

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    I don't even know where Sbarro is in CR....perhaps why they're closing...

    Edit: And apparently there's 2 in IC...had no idea.
     
  11. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Lindale mall has one.
     
  12. HFCS

    HFCS Well-Known Member

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    Give me your top choices to cross reference with mine.

    Thin crust: Piece in Wicker Park
    Deep dish: Pequod's in lincoln park and morton grove
    authentic woodfired: Sono in lincoln park or the new gigantic Eatily place downtown
     
  13. mj4cy

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    Ugghhh...here's to you Villa Pizza to pick me back up.
     
  14. Wesley

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    Eating Sbarro is like getting an oil/grease change for the bot.
     
  15. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    Let's be honest, every damn mall has one.
     
  16. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

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    I'll admit I have patted a slice of pizza before, but it has nothing to do with hoping to save a calorie or two, getting a mouth full of grease just isn't appetizing to me. Not to mention, I have OCD when it comes to my hands not getting greasy, it's just a preventative measure to make my slice of pizza more appealing.

    Although it takes a lot of grease for me to do this. Enough that it's pooled up in the pizza. Pizza should be greasy, just not dripping with it, imo.
     
  17. TRZA

    TRZA Active Member

    Why can't we have nice things?
     
  18. Daserop

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    Marshalltown mall doesn't have one...It doesn't have many stores in general.
     
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  19. Rabbuk

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    I lived on the South Side! Ain't nobody got time to be trendy near northsiders.
     
  20. MeanDean

    MeanDean Well-Known Member

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    If there is a Sbarro's that is not:

    1. In a mall food court

    or

    2. In an airport

    I've never seen it.
     

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