Famous Restaurant Chains That Went Out of Business


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Another regional hit, Isaly’s was a popular chain of dairies and restaurants in the Midwest through much of the 20th centuries. Wider audiences can thank Isaly’s for introducing the world to the beloved Klondike Bar, which they invented in the ’20s and sold to Good Humor in 1993. Those who visited Isaly’s locations were also able to enjoy a selection of chopped sandwiches, as well as towering ice cream “skyscraper cones.”

Most Isaly’s locations closed in the ’60s, unable to keep up with a rapidly expanding market of restaurant chains. However, two locations still exist today in Pennsylvania, and Isaly’s products still appear in stores throughout the region.

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Famous Restaurant Chains That Went Out of Business