Standing the test of time

I was thinking which restaurants were still around that were around when my parents were my age, I could only think of Harvester. What things will, wont and haven’t stood the test of time.
Example do u think Wagammas will be around in say 20 years?

Pizza Express started in the 60s or 70s didn’t it?

McDonalds obvs

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the shish mahal

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I did not know that, they’ve had a gd run

The Harvesters near me are all being turned into Miller and Carter steakhouses. ~fancy!

Wagamama is in for the long haul I reckon. Not sure about their sister brands tho.

I used to love the Deep Pan Pizza co as a kid - they bought your pizza out in its metal dish and you got a big cake slice thing to dish the big cheezy slices onto your plate

80s me would have been bemused by noughteenies me and my preference for thin based pizza

Do they still exist anywhere?

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they should group all the remaining ones into one big restaurant

ie combine harvesters

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Wiltons - opened 1742
Simpson’s Tavern - opened 1757
Rules - opened 1798
Simpsons-in-the-Strand - opened 1828
The Newman Arms Pie Room - opened 1863
Kettner’s - opened 1867

There’s still a few Wimpys clinging on in the Westcountry

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I’ve been to Rules - don’t think it’s changed much since it opened

In Essex as well

there is one in Telscombe cliffs (or one of the other bleak seaside villages between Brighton and Newhaven)

Cereal Killer

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BENDER IN A BUN

Oh how we laughed as teenage boys

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These are stand alones though aren’t they?

Simpsons tavern is a ludicrous place.

why do I have a plate and a knife and fork!!!

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We had a local laser quest that had arcade games as well, great place. I don’t know how it managed at the time so I am not surprised its gone.