Percentage of stores closed: 80.9%
Total stores (2011): 25
Stores closed: 106
2011 sales: $37.5 million
Percentage decline in sales: 83.4%
Ground Round is a family-style dining chain, founded in 1969 to provide a " 'neighborhood pub' experience where everyone, including couples and families, felt comfortable." Like a number of other chains on this list, Ground Round declared bankruptcy. However, unlike other disappearing restaurants, after its bankruptcy in 2004, the chain was bought by its former franchisees. Despite the change in ownership, the chain has struggled to survive, maintaining just 25 restaurants in 2011.
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