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    Default Nifty Fifties burns on Street Road

    I hope they rebuild. Good memories from that place!!

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    I'll have my burger well done please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeolney View Post
    I hope they rebuild. Good memories from that place!!

    Two-alarm fire destroys Bensalem Nifty Fifties - phillyburbs.com: Breaking News
    Could have been any number of white people with crack and meth pipes that live up there...

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    So painfully obvious that this is an inside job. The owners of that establishment are more crooked than a Chicago cop during Prohibition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcatch View Post
    So painfully obvious that this is an inside job. The owners of that establishment are more crooked than a Chicago cop during Prohibition.
    Have they been sentenced in the tax evasion yet?

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    How so? I know those guys are crooks but to stage arson during business hours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticSplash View Post
    Could have been any number of white people with crack and meth pipes that live up there...
    So a crack or methhead wants to burn down a burger joint why?
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    Well that sucks. Love that place.
    Lots of people avoid taxes, by the way. Few of them commit insurance fraud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitt View Post
    Lots of people avoid taxes, by the way. Few of them commit insurance fraud.
    Not a lot of people are able (till they get caught) avoid taxes to the extent in this case though:

    Owners Leo McGlynn, 52, of Swarthmore, Robert D. Mattei, 73, of Delray Beach, Fla., and Joseph Donnelly, 49, of Springfield, along with managers Brian Welsh, 48, of Springfield, and Elena Ruiz, 46, of Drexel Hill, pleaded to tax evasion and conspiracy charges for skimming at least $15.6 million in receipts at the restaurants between 1986 and 2010, and failing to pay $2.2 million in federal employment and personal taxes. Welsh also pleaded to one count of bank fraud.
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    Even still, if I'm looking to skirt my income taxes and get an insurance payout, I'm not looking to pay multiple even more expensive wrongful death lawsuits. You can cry Jewish Lightning, but nobody in their right mind would pull that kind of crap at business hours.

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    The Ridley Nifty Fifties caught on fire just a couple of months ago. Can't say I'm terribly surprised considering how busy the kitchen is.

    I personally think that Leo and the other two co-owners are alright people, or at least they were back in the 90s. My dad printed all of their menus and promotional items, so they basically kept my struggling family fed and housed. Plus we got to eat for free whenever we wanted.

 

 

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