Sbarro Pizza Chain Goes Bankrupt

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The only pizza you can get in an airport, Sbarro has filed for bankruptcy for the second time since 2011. Three weeks ago it was forced to close down 40% of its locations across the country. Creditors will take care of 98% of the debt (or an estimated $140 million) to get the chain back on its feet.

There are 220 locations left in the United States and over 600 across the globe in a span of 40 countries. The locations are usually placed in high traffic spots like airports, malls, near train stations and rest stops. It has nowhere near as much advertising as other pizza chains like Papa Johns, Dominos, and Pizza Hut.

It’s not that much of a loss. As much as I love pizza, Sbarro was never one of my favorites. It tastes too much like a chain pizza would, sometimes even stale. I prefer the authentic tastes, loaded with cheese and sauce that drips off the crust.

Maybe Sbarro, having filed for bankruptcy twice already in the past 3 years, should consider changing something…and maybe that something should be the recipe.

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