The Decline of Bon-Ton...What Happened? Carl's Jr. and Hardee's - Why Two Different Names? 6 months ago   10:46

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Bon-Ton is shutting down. It's a bigger story than many may realize because they're also the owner of 6 other department store chains. This video talks about how all these stores came together, where they stand now, and theorizes what caused their demise.

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Kevin Bakken
Herbergers got it's start in St Cloud Mn. It's flagship store was in downtown St Cloud it was recently sold in auction. The St Cloud Times which is the local newspaper has the information.
SirAwesomeness41
The only one I've heard of is Elder-Beerman. It was an anchor at the Woodville Mall outside Toledo before that mall closed.
Lego by Grego
I clicked because I watch a lot of abandoned mall videos and the name Bon-Ton kept coming up so I clicked to see what it was
EWOODJ
Out of all of these I've only heard of Carson's. I live in Chicago.
Jimmy Batterton
Nothing in the South...never herd of any of them🤷🏻‍♂️.
Belk, Kohl’s, and Dillard’s are all I’m familiar with.
MrsButtersworth82
I am in the south and I am familiar with BonTon and Boston Store. I was looking for a gingerbread shaped Christmas rug a few years ago. I did a simple google search and found it on Boston Store’s website. There I saw BonTon. Sadly I only ordered my rug. Their merchandise was blah. Clothes weren’t my style. I can see why the sales dropped.
Natasha
I only know about bon-ton bc of my obsession with dead malls...i think that says everything
Stan’s Auto Repair
And none in TN
Dad •
Who is Bon Ton
John Wascavage
I miss the Bon Ton. I won't buy clothes online.
NeutralityTsar
I'm from Wisconsin. Never heard of any of these.
Steve
BonTon was a staple of your existence as a kid growing up in Upstate NY or Pennsylvania in the 80s and 90s. I remember many "back to school" shopping excursions with my mom there. Those were the worst, lol.
Steve
Lol, my wife's job when she was younger was at BonTon. Mine was at K-Mart. Both defunct now.
PleaseDontWatchThese
I click on this vidoe to see what it was and I knew you where going to give me the history
PleaseDontWatchThese
What is the song you use in the bg. Sounds like a silent hill song
Elizabeth Carpenter
In the 8 years I worked for Bon Ton, I watched them die. Quality products declined rapidly. Junk! You could buy better at Wallyworld. VERY poor pay for very few employees. From 5 or 6 floor managers to 2 for the entire store. I got out 18 months before the place closed. The writing was on the wall- in 10 foot letters!
Marcus
I thought this was about BonTon the potato chip company. Never heard of this Bon Ton.
Dangic23
I'm from NYC...in my 40s....also lived in TX ....never heard of any of these stores ever...other than Saks
Joe Meehan
Grew up in Pennsylvania where there seemed to be a Bon-Ton in every mall in the central part of the state. (That and a Boscov's.) I then moved to Indiana where I became familiar with Carson Pirie Scott. These stores make me remember certain times of my life, let alone the retail experiences.


I know Company Man has done videos about K-mart and Ames, but back in the '80's I remember all sorts of discount retailers like Murphy's Mart, McCrory's, Ames (all of which are related) - Ben Franklin, Hills, Zayre - time flies.
Mariah S
All the Bergners in Illinois shut down.
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Carl's Jr. and Hardee's - Why Two Different Names? The Decline of Bon-Ton...What Happened? 6 months ago   10:33

When looking at the logos or the menus it's clear that Carl's Jr. and Hardee's are related in some way. So what's going on? Do they have the same owners? If so, why the different names? This video answers those questions and tells the unique story of both restaurants.

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