Smaller chains with odd locations

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Re:Smaller chains with odd locations 2012/04/06 13:28:44 (permalink)
George Webb.  When the Brewers scrore 5 or more runs in a game Webb's offers 6 burgers for $5, so on the radio broadcasts the 5th run is referred to as "the Webb's burger run".
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Re:Smaller chains with odd locations 2012/04/06 18:44:26 (permalink)
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A related concept is restaurants that are either dead, or essentially dead, in their native area, but managed to keep alive franchises in other areas like overseas.  I've got a friend in the Philippines that likes Kenny Roger's Roasters....

I saw one in an airport in China last year.
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Re:Smaller chains with odd locations 2012/04/19 20:11:26 (permalink)
Del Taco has an isolated location just outside of South Bend in Mishawaka, IN, also one in Toledo and a few scattered in the Twin Cities - most of the rest of them are on the west coast or in the southwest.  They did have a few locations in St. Louis that closed.
 
There was an isolated El Pollo Loco in South St. Louis county that opened a few years ago; I don't think it lasted a year before it closed.
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Re:Smaller chains with odd locations 2012/04/20 15:13:33 (permalink)
Speaking of, Del Taco moved into South Carolina in 2010 with one store each in Rock Hill and Spartanburg.  The Spartanburg store closed last year, leaving just the one in Rock Hill, hundreds of miles from the nearest.
 
They're in the earliest stages of a return to Atlanta, with one store open in Snellville and two coming to Cobb County in the next few weeks, and plans for 50+ more, which, as a strategy, makes a heck of a lot more sense than what they did in South Carolina.
 
And Atlanta had nine El Pollo Loco stores from 2007-2011, again miles from any other EPLs.  The last one closed in October, and in fact Del Taco #3 is moving into its vacated space.
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Re:Smaller chains with odd locations 2012/04/20 15:28:21 (permalink)
A few years back there was a Del Taco in Janesville, Wisconsin but it didn't last.
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Re:Smaller chains with odd locations 2012/04/21 19:10:04 (permalink)
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The Hal Smith Group of restaurants include, Charleston's, Hefner Grill, Krispy Kreme's, Louie's Grill & Bar, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, Mama Roja's, Redrock Canyon Grill, Ted's Cafe Escondido, Toby Kieth's I Love This Bar & Grill, and Upper Crust Pizza. There's only a couple of each and they're scattered around OK, NB, TX, AZ, MO, AR.
Most are in OK. They are a restaurant management company that operates 10 concepts in 7 states with over 50 locations.

 
Don't they have locations in North Carolina?  Hal Smith was Otis, the Mayberry town drunk.  He got sober and started an ice cream business.  It's debateable whether Krispy Kremes are less addictive or healthier than the moonshine Otis used to consume.
 
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Re:Smaller chains with odd locations 2012/04/22 17:43:00 (permalink)
In the 1990's there was a burger franchise out of Ft. Myers called Juicy Lucy's that had a number of stores in SW Florida ... and single locations in Maryland, Colorado, and Wisconsin.  Anyone remember them?
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