In the fall of 2011 Gino's opened for business on busy Street Rd. in Bensalem. You can read about that here. Just over one year later, that location has closed. Customers that pulled into the lot were perplexed that there were no cars in the lot. A sign on the window advised the location was closed. This all happened a few days ago. The closure is now permanent.
There were serious red flags that went up in the time Gino's was open. Take out beer was sold and the parking lot was never occupied by more than a handful of vehicles. They were doing business,just not enough to survive.
There were complaints of high prices. A hamburger, fries and coke would set you back just under eight dollars. The same meal at Wendys or McDonalds was about two dollars cheaper. In this economy, two bucks means something.
Then there were complaints about inept customer service. Signs advertising the Gino Giant ( a hamburger with tons of stuff on it) was on sale for $2.99. However if a customer wanted a plain hamburger they were charged $3.70. Arguing in house was pointless. Of course, if the customer called the company headquarters the matter was rectified.
A sign on the door advised that the store was closed due to weather. Gino's opened with much hype and the food was reminiscent of the original Gino's. Several jobs were lost with the closing of the store.
It is not known what will become of the site now that the restaurant has closed. many hope that Gino's will re open under new management with lower prices. Company representatives simply stated the location closed due to conflicting interests. Gino's has many establishments that are open in Maryland. The closest location to Bensalem is in King of Prussia.
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