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?