I had a slice from a Sbarro franchise in a food court last year. It was my first time to eat at one, and I have to say that I'm not surprised they went Chapter 11. It was pathetic, tasteless stuff that conjured up an image of wet newspaper with ketchup and cardboard vegetables on top.
I'm more amazed that investors and banks write enormous checks to support this business model. Can you imagine bankers sitting in a room easting some of this stuff and saying, "Wow! This is so great! What a fantastic, original business idea and product. Here, please take these millions of dollars!"