could be, I can check the archives of the Portland Press just for kicks. But I distincly remember reading that a woman owned 5 of them in Portland.
But BK is almost non-existant up here.
Arbys is hard to find also.
Not very many fast food places here at all.
The lady that owned those BK’s cited corporate policies for her going under and losing her stores.
Makes me scared to even go into one anymore up here. In fact i havent been in one in 3 months since I moved here. Not that I am a huge fan of BK.. Just noticed these little things while driving around.
And speaking of corporate, there is a Micky d’s 15 miles north in Yarmouth that doesnt even have a drive thru. And thats is the only fast food joint there.
Fast food chains, and as they call them, FORMULA type/corporate type restaurants are banned there, and especially in Kennebunkport/York/Shapleigh area , and I just read in the paper that they may allow one to open there IF they make certain concessions that violate their town standards.
In fact several years ago, a restaurant in Kennebunkpot with umbrellas supplied by a hot dog company was ordered to cover up the advertising on the 10 umbrellas that shaded his customers on the patio.
in fact, the Micky D’s in Freeport doesnt even have a speaker at the drive thru, due to the fact that it is too loud to have one.
You have to yell thru the window….but that one does have a drive thru–And that is the only fast food place in Freeport-which is the next town up from yarmouth, which is where I live-Town ordinances suck here. They recently just allowed a Ruby Tuesday to start ground breaking, but they had to go thru a legal wrangle with LL Bean as to where it will be allowed to be.
I will check and get back with ya soon.