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Kenny Rogers Roasters, 1996

Posted on January 8, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Kenny Rogers Roasters in Patchen Village on Richmond Road, May 12, 1996. The chicken restaurant chain was founded in 1991 by musician Kenny Rogers and former governor of Kentucky, John Y. Brown Jr. The chain grew to 350 locations world-wide and was even featured in a popular episode of the T.V. show Seinfeld. In 1998 the company filed for bankruptcy and closed many of it's restaurants. Lexington's two locations - the other in Turfland Mall - closed in early 1999. Today the Richmond Road site in this photo is now a Rite Aid drugstore. There are some locations still open in Asia. Photo by Drew Fritz

Kenny Rogers Roasters in Patchen Village on Richmond Road, May 12, 1996. The chicken restaurant chain was founded in 1991 by musician Kenny Rogers and former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. The chain grew to 350 restaurants worldwide and was even featured in a popular episode of the T.V. show Seinfeld. In 1998, the company filed for bankruptcy and closed many of its restaurants. The two in Lexington — the other was in Turfland Mall — closed in early 1999. Today the Richmond Road site in this photo is now a Rite Aid drugstore. Some Kenny Rogers restaurants remain open in Asia. Photo by Drew Fritz

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