Lake George’s Howard Johnson’s Restaurant: A Good Place to Start

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Howard Johnson’s Restaurants starts off in Lake George, New York. I’ll be the first to say that I had no idea there was such a town as Lake George before I began researching this topic. The first piece of information I came across was a video from CBS Sunday Morning profiling them as the last location from what was once a storied brand. Recent news reports have said that this location is up for sale; however, conflicting articles have said that it’s not. Regardless of its status, it appears that what’s left of this brand is surviving on borrowed time.

I’ve read a lot of reviews about the Lake George location and they have very little to say about it in terms of positive endorsements. It’s a shame that all people have to base their current knowledge of this brand is a location that’s on its last legs and set to get worse before it gets better. I’m hoping that they’re somehow able to turn it around, but it doesn’t seem like that’s in the cards. A brand that once was a mainstay in this country will disappear with nothing but a whimper.

Why does it have to be that way? If more people were to visit this location, they would be able to raise more money. With the money they raise, they will have the opportunity to improve the quality of their food and service. It just goes to show that if you go to something often enough, chances are it will stay open and maybe even grow. We all need to put our money where our mouths are. The feigned outrage at the idea of Howard Johnson’s disappearing forever needs to become more than just a halfhearted sentiment. We have to rise up and act unless we want this brand to disappear forever.

I will keep an eye on this story going forward. Since the operator said that this location wasn’t closing down any time soon, I’m inclined to take him at his word. Until I hear otherwise, I will sit hear waiting to see what the last crumbs in the Howard Johnson’s cookie jar have in store for the future. I know that if I’m ever in the vicinity of the Lake George HOJO’s, I will be sure to stop in for a bite. I encourage you to do the same.

Our journey through the world of Howard Johnson’s Restaurants starts off in Lake George, New York. I’ll be the first to say that I had no idea there was such a town as Lake George before I began researching this topic. The first piece of information I came across was a video from CBS Sunday Morning profiling them as the last location from what was once a storied brand. Recent news reports have said that this location is up for sale; however, conflicting articles have said that it’s not. Regardless of its status, it appears that what’s left of this brand is surviving on borrowed time.

I’ve read a lot of reviews about the Lake George location and they have very little to say about it in terms of positive endorsements. It’s a shame that all people have to base their current knowledge of this brand is a location that’s on its last legs and set to get worse before it gets better. I’m hoping that they’re somehow able to turn it around, but it doesn’t seem like that’s in the cards. A brand that once was a mainstay in this country will disappear with nothing but a whimper.

Why does it have to be that way? If more people were to visit this location, they would be able to raise more money. With the money they raise, they will have the opportunity to improve the quality of their food and service. It just goes to show that if you go to something often enough, chances are it will stay open and maybe even grow. We all need to put our money where our mouths are. The feigned outrage at the idea of Howard Johnson’s disappearing forever needs to become more than just a halfhearted sentiment. We have to rise up and act unless we want this brand to disappear forever.

I will keep an eye on this story going forward. Since the operator said that this location wasn’t closing down any time soon, I’m inclined to take him at his word. Until I hear otherwise, I will sit hear waiting to see what the last crumbs in the Howard Johnson’s cookie jar have in store for the future. I know that if I’m ever in the vicinity of the Lake George HOJO’s, I will be sure to stop in for a bite. I encourage you to do the same.

If you want to send me feedback or suggestions, you can reach me at allenglines@gmail.com.

Articles in this Series
1. Take Me Back to Howard Johnson’s Introduction
2. Where Have All the HOJO’s Commercials Gone?
3. So You Wanna Build a HOJO’s?
4. Lake George’s Howard Johnson’s Restaurant: A Good Place to Start

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2 thoughts on “Lake George’s Howard Johnson’s Restaurant: A Good Place to Start

  1. Pingback: Where Have All the HOJO’s Commercials Gone? | The New Coffee Encyclopedia

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