The chain had 359 company-owned locations when Marriott Corporation acquired it in 1982. Marriott discontinued the brand and converted locations to its Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. The last Gino’s , located in Pasadena, Maryland and owned independently from Marriott, closed in 1986.
Also in 1978 the unsuccessful ‘ Gino Hero’ sandwich was added to the menu. It is said the Hero was one of the reasons for Gino’s downfall. Around 1980 Cheesesteak sandwiches became available along with a line of breakfasts.
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically. The Art of Pizza. Pequod’s . My Pi Pizza. Lou Malnati’s . Giordano’s . 730 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611. Pizzeria Uno . 29 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611. Labriola. 535 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. Nancy’s Pizzeria. 1000 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607.
William F. “Whitey” Sparagowski