Olth, didn't you know the chili parlor is to be located in Brooklyn? Hard to get a great bowl of chili there!
:~)) Just joking but, I have heard of Earl cause he makes some good hot links, but who are those other folks? They must be from somewhere way down south, like Houston?
We want locations all around the country. It will be a roadfood chain cause we maintain ownership, and the Sterns will review us. Hey, this is fantasy... right?
I like the local angle though! You could do that wherever. A few famous local folks chili will draw people in, and make the news big time! Bring new local celeb chilis in from time to time. This idea just keeps sounding better and better. Laura Miller's "city hall" chili will be REAL big in Dallas. Oh, there is a kinda famous "dallas jailhouse chili".
I think Chasen's might be the most famous chili in the world. If not, wonder what is? And, I like the Liz angle, a story about each chili would be neat and get folks talkin. Liz had Chasen's chili flown to wherever she was making a movie. So did some other famous people. Stories about Benny and Jimmy should be on menue when their chilis are served. Oh, and the new book, just out about Benny, will be available in the "Chili Store".
Surviors of the Wake Island prisoner of war camp will for sure order Jimmy's chili. Oh, well It IS a great WW2 story about Jimmy and the brave men who were at that POW camp! Jimmy's will be the best selling chili at our Cinci, and other Ohio, locations! It's the celery thing about Jimmy's that will make it a great seller there. But, Jimmy's is served chopped and on top, as an option, not cooked in the chili, like some Cinci folks do. We can cook the celery in the Cinci chili we have on the menu. We can have a Cinci w/ and w/o celery I guess. Those Cinci folks will also go wild about having some "Real Texas Chili" served over sketty! Hmmm, maybe not?
Olth, I knew I would get your comment from someone about Wick and Carroll's chilis. My bet is that folks would order it just to see if we make it better that they do at home. Oh, and we will! And... they will be back for more. If I knew of a place that made things I like, and make at home, and that were as good or better than I make them, I would eat out more often. My other bet is that those two chilis will be the top selling menu items, esecially in Texas. I know, I know, I might be kinda crazzzzy!
Bricks? They sell those in grocery stores. Lets sell our chili in those vac freezer bags. Cut into business, or a pluss??? hey, I'm not sure?