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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What's the Most Iconic Shopping Mall Restaurant? (Part 1)

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Sbarro, the pizzeria chain, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. According to the New York Times, the 's restaurants will continue to operate during the reorganization, so area Sbarro fans -- both of you -- exhale.

For this food writer and, I suspect, many other children of the 1980s and 1990s, Sbarro is one of the iconic shopping mall restaurants, seemingly a fixture in every food court. Is Sbarro the most iconic shopping mall restaurant, though? What are some of the other contenders? Here's what came to my mind: Panda Express, Auntie Anne's, and Orange Julius.

Before I cobble together another in our series of highly scientific polls, I'd like to hear from you in the comments. What would you nominate as the most iconic shopping mall restaurant?

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