Connecticut’s First & Only Checkers Drive-In Closes Its Doors

checkersBack in 2011, the first Checkers in Connecticut opened in Bristol. This was the first of what was expected to be many sites throughout the State.

Simsbury based Nutmeg Burger Corporation was the owner of the Bristol location. In 2012, two additional locations in Pennsylvania were opened by Nutmeg in Levittown and Philadelphia. Recently the Levittown location closed as well.

Checkers announced in 2010 that it signed a multi-unit store development agreement with Nutmeg Burger Corp. for five new restaurants in ­­­the Hartford area. Once the Bristol location opened no additional locations were added in Connecticut.

Checkers joined Sonic as a new player in the burger battle in Connecticut. Currently Sonic of Connecticut has plans to open a new location in Bristol. The drive-in will take over the current Arby’s location on route 6.

Sonic currently has locations in Wallingford, Milford and Manchester.

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2 comments on “Connecticut’s First & Only Checkers Drive-In Closes Its Doors

  1. mike tonon

    The property Checkers was on was tight, like a lot of other older development on Farmington ave. getting in and out was tricky, too. There really aught to be a push to update the layout of development on that state highway. Like less curb cuts, a little more parking and smoother traffic flow. Just my .02

  2. Barbara Crouse

    We used to eat at a checkers in Florida