Famous Restaurant Chains That Went Out of Business

The Original House of Pies

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Restaurateur Al Lapin Jr., who had previously been responsible for expanding IHOP and Orange Julius across the country, created his own chain restaurant in the form of the Original House of Pies in 1965. Using his previous experience in expansion, Lapin was able to open locations all over the US, serving homemade pies alongside many other diner classics.

Though it was initially successful, the chain ultimately filed for bankruptcy in 1986. Most of the locations were subsequently closed down, but some individually owned stores remain in the Los Angeles and Houston areas, calling themselves simply House of Pies.