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The last Roy Rogers on Long Island closes

The Roy Rogers restaurant off William Floyd Parkway

The Roy Rogers restaurant off William Floyd Parkway in Shirley closed on Monday. It was the last one on Long Island. (Nov. 30, 2010) Credit: Carl Corry

The last Roy Rogers on Long Island has closed.

Dave Coffman, a regional facilities manager for the Hardee’s Food Systems, which owned the franchise, said the lease was ending for the Shirley location at the end of December and they decided to close it before the cold weather kicked in.

The location’s last day was Monday.

George Zaglool of Mastic got a call from his daughter yesterday to tell him about the closing, so he stopped by today for a last look.

“It was disappointing,” said Zaglool, who bought chicken at least once a week at the restaurant, located on William Floyd Parkway between Sunrise Highway and Montauk Highway.

Meanwhile, two other chain restaurants have recently cropped up nearby.

An Applebee’s, in the Floyd Harbor Retail Center across the street from Roy Rogers on Montauk Highway, opened last year. And a Friendly’s restaurant opened a few months ago about a quarter-mile down the road on Montauk Highway.

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UPDATE: Here are some of the nearest Roy Rogers locations

Roy Rogers:

2 Penn Plaza, level B
New York, NY 10001

401 7th Ave
New York, NY 10001

Alex Hamilton Svc Place
New Jersey Turnpike
Seacaucus, NJ

And for Arby’s fans:

358 Broadway Mall
Hicksville, NY

232 Sunrise Mall
Massapequa, NY

175-14 Horace Harding Expy
Fresh Meadows, NY

69-16 Metropolitan Ave
Middle Village, NY

96 Meadow Rd
Rutherford, NJ

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