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buckeyeblogger

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Back Yard Burgers Thu, 03/16/06 10:51 AM (permalink)
Being from Memphis, Tennessee one of my favorite things to do, everytime I return home to visit my family, is to head over the BYB to get a double BYB and seasoned fries.

Anyone else out there like them?

Furthermore, does anyone know why they haven't expanded more? I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio and there isn't a BYB anywhere around here. The closest one is in Kentucky somehwere.
 
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    TJ Jackson

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    RE: Back Yard Burgers Thu, 03/16/06 11:36 AM (permalink)
    Isn't this a chain?
     
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      Jimeats

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      RE: Back Yard Burgers Thu, 03/16/06 11:40 AM (permalink)
      I think they have expanded I got burgers in my backyard now. Even get them the way I like, med. rare. Don't tell the food police. Chow Jim
       
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        buckeyeblogger

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        RE: Back Yard Burgers Thu, 03/16/06 11:50 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Isn't this a chain?


        Yes, a chain whose home base is in Memphis.
         
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          buckeyeblogger

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          RE: Back Yard Burgers Thu, 03/16/06 11:51 AM (permalink)
          quote:
          I think they have expanded I got burgers in my backyard now. Even get them the way I like, med. rare. Don't tell the food police.


          I love being welcomed to a new board with smart ass remarks...
           
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            TJ Jackson

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            RE: Back Yard Burgers Thu, 03/16/06 12:00 PM (permalink)
            Might want to ask them via their website, as I suspect only they can answer the "why haven't they expanded" question

            http://www.backyardburgers.com/investorrelations/contacts/

            I've never eaten at one


             
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              Greymo

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              RE: Back Yard Burgers Thu, 03/16/06 12:27 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by TJ Jackson

              Isn't this a chain?



              There are now 175 Back Yard Burgers restaurants, operating in 20 states.
               
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                Michael Hoffman

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                RE: Back Yard Burgers Thu, 03/16/06 12:31 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by buckeyeblogger

                Being from Memphis, Tennessee one of my favorite things to do, everytime I return home to visit my family, is to head over the BYB to get a double BYB and seasoned fries.

                Anyone else out there like them?

                Furthermore, does anyone know why they haven't expanded more? I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio and there isn't a BYB anywhere around here. The closest one is in Kentucky somehwere.

                Welcome to Roadfood, and to Columbus. You just missed it, though. There was a Back Yard Burger store on Bethel Road for almost a year before it went out of business a few years ago. Folks around Columbus prefer their own back yard burgers, I guess.

                By the way, there is one still open in Ohio. It's in Toledo. But you'd probably better hurry.
                 
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                  dreamzpainter

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                  RE: Back Yard Burgers Fri, 03/17/06 6:34 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by buckeyeblogger

                  quote:
                  I think they have expanded I got burgers in my backyard now. Even get them the way I like, med. rare. Don't tell the food police.


                  I love being welcomed to a new board with smart ass remarks...
                  Good thing you enjoy it....happens alot in here..welcome aboard
                   
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                    buckeyeblogger

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                    RE: Back Yard Burgers Fri, 03/17/06 9:18 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Welcome to Roadfood, and to Columbus. You just missed it, though. There was a Back Yard Burger store on Bethel Road for almost a year before it went out of business a few years ago. Folks around Columbus prefer their own back yard burgers, I guess.


                    I think I had heard (never confirmed) that there was one over on Bethel. That kinda bums me out to know that I just missed it, apparently. Because, it wasn't here when I got to C-Bus in 1999.

                    BYB is good eating in my opinion. It sounds, though, like there a number of folks here that aren't too fond of their food. I just know that when given the choice between the "big 3" in burger chains, BYB was always a welcome choice in Memphis.

                    They have great chicken sandwiches too: a Hawaiian and a Blackened version. Good stuff.
                     
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                      buckeyeblogger

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                      RE: Back Yard Burgers Fri, 03/17/06 9:26 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      http://www.backyardburgers.com/investorrelations/contacts/


                      Thanks for the suggestion. I just shot them an e-mail and suggested that they open one on the campus of Ohio State and maybe out in the suburbs of Columbus. I think it could be wildly succsessful if opened in the right part of the city.

                       
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                        Red Green

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                        RE: Back Yard Burgers Sun, 03/19/06 8:39 PM (permalink)
                        Their picture sure looks good.........
                         
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                          Jimeats

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                          RE: Back Yard Burgers Mon, 03/20/06 4:58 AM (permalink)
                          Buckeye, didn't meen to ruffel your feathers. Looks damn decient we don't have any in the Boston area as of yet. If we ever do i'll cetainly try it. I like chains, Kelly's is a chain and Roadfood is running a bus trip there. Chow Jim
                           
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                            Scorereader

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                            RE: Back Yard Burgers Mon, 03/20/06 9:16 AM (permalink)
                            Humph, I feel out of the loop with this thread, not only doesn't DC have a Back Yard Burger, I don't even have a back yard. I have a driveway back there, but no "yard."
                            Oh well. I can still fit a grill back there.
                             
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                              mayor al

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                              RE: Back Yard Burgers Mon, 03/20/06 10:21 AM (permalink)

                              We have visited the one BYB in Louisville. It was ok, but tends to run a bit more pricie than the 'step-up' burger stands ( Steak and Shake and Culvers). The one thing they did have that I like was the Blackberry Cobbler...but one time the portion was outstanding, and the next time I tried it I got just over a teaspoonful. The item is very good, the local help inconsistent. The one stand is in the Hurstbourne Industrial park. It seems to draw very well for lunch. I am not sure about business levels in the evening.
                               
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                                roossy90

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                                RE: Back Yard Burgers Mon, 03/20/06 4:20 PM (permalink)
                                Welcome, Buckeye..
                                My mom used to make the best home made buckeye candies!
                                (sshh, just ignore some of them, and laugh with the rest of us)
                                Tara
                                 
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                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  RE: Back Yard Burgers Wed, 03/22/06 11:25 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by fastfood

                                  I heard they use 10 year old beef,thats what gives the burger the unique taste.

                                  At least they use beef. That's something Arby's can't say.
                                   
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                                    TJ Jackson

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                                    RE: Back Yard Burgers Wed, 03/22/06 2:27 PM (permalink)
                                    How about returning to the topic of Back Yard Burgers?
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      RE: Back Yard Burgers Wed, 03/22/06 2:40 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by TJ Jackson

                                      How about returning to the topic of Back Yard Burgers?

                                      I think that's a fast food franchise chain.
                                       
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                                        Scorereader

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                                        RE: Back Yard Burgers Thu, 03/23/06 10:34 AM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Parses6

                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by fastfood

                                        I heard they use 10 year old beef,thats what gives the burger the unique taste.

                                        At least they use beef. That's something Arby's can't say.


                                        Why all the anti Arby's sentiment around here??? McDonalds and Burger King are much more guilty of offending our taste buds than my beloved Arby's


                                        who here is defending either of those two places? not, I!
                                         
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                                          SassyGritsAL

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                                          RE: Back Yard Burgers Thu, 03/30/06 3:51 PM (permalink)
                                          We have a BYB here in Huntsville, AL. I tried it and didn't like it. Tried it again, and the same. Uck! To expensive for "fast food" and the food wasn't that good. But, it seems to do an OK business. And as always "to each his own."
                                           
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                                            startrooper00

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                                            RE: Back Yard Burgers Sun, 04/2/06 9:57 PM (permalink)
                                            I have tried BYB on two different occassions and found it very overpriced and the food was not that great...I was not impressed with any part of the experience.
                                             
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