It was not too long ago that we said good-bye to a roadside favorite – the Ho Jo located in Lake Placid, New York.
Now we are about to lose another – this one in Bangor Maine.
Howard Johnson hotel owner Sally Patel says the last day for the restaurant at her hotel in Bangor, Maine, is Sept. 6.
Patel said Tuesday she and her husband kept their restaurant going for four years because it’s convenient for guests at the adjacent hotel . But she says business has been “very slow.” She says the restaurant closing won’t affect the hotel.
Howard Deering Johnson started the business in 1925 with a soda fountain outside Boston. That evolved into a chain of restaurants featuring comfort food and 28 ice cream flavors. The eateries predated the ubiquitous orange-roofed hotels.