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The Wall Street Journal reports today:

After filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the parent company of national chains Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale on Tuesday shut hundreds of restaurants, putting thousands of employees out of work.

This is certainly bad news for fans of the chains’ broccoli cheese balls and fried mozzarella sticks and obviously more so for the chains’ many employees.

But the question that really troubles me is, “what about Fergus?”

Is this the end of the “Short Pants Dance?”

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Dark days, indeed, when even a Leprechaun gets canned.

Dining Chains Shut Doors
Jeffrey McCracken & Janet Adamy
The Wall Street Journal
July 30, 2008

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