My Friday nights are over. This is what I would be thinking if my 10-year-old self was living in 2018. First they came for Blockbuster, where walking down the many aisles of tape rentals was an end of the week ritual. Now the second half of that ritual is in jeopardy. Papa Gino’s has filed for bankruptcy. There will never be a weekend again with a DVD copy of The Goonies and a large cheese pizza from my local Papa Gino’s.

Nostalgia is strong, but apparently not enough to keep a business afloat. On Nov. 5, the New England pizza chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed 95 stores. The company has since been sold to Wynnchurch Capital. Despite the sale and bankruptcy filing, 100 Papa Gino’s still exist throughout New England like rare bird losing its battle with extinction.

Food critic and senior editor at The Atlantic Corby Kummer Joined Boston Public Radio Friday to talk about the once mighty chain and why the brand is no longer the hot spot for everyone’s Little League pizza after-party.

Kummer chalked it up to the company's lack of innovation and market research. “If they changed themselves, I don’t know, going to supermarkets or Target stores, or something like that just as take out, they might have survived,” Kummer said.