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mar52

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An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sat, 07/14/12 5:15 PM (permalink)
http://azstarnet.com/ente...8422-001a4bcf887a.html
 
Do you think a restaurant can survive serving only macaroni and cheese?
 
I know that I would try it at least once, but I like my macaroni and cheese fairly simple.  Mix something else in to it (even lobster) and instead of it being better, the taste of both good things is diminished.
 
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    Foodbme

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    Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sat, 07/14/12 5:30 PM (permalink)
    They could make it.
    They're doing Breakfast, Sandwiches, Salads & Desserts too.
    It's close to the Univ of AZ so college kids will go for it. An alternative to their Ramen Noodles! Also serving Beer & Wine.
    Nothing says gourmet dining to a college kid like a bowl of Mac & Cheese and a cold Bud!
     
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      JRPfeff

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      Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sat, 07/14/12 5:40 PM (permalink)
      Marlene,
       
      Looks like they are ripping off borrowing the concept of Noodles & Co., a WI based chain that features a variety of pastas.  Besides M&C, Noodles features Mediterranean & Asian style offerings. Their Stroganoff & Buttered Noodles are also wonderful.
       
      The Fix will definitely do well if they are anything like Noodles.  I looked into franchising Noodles in the PHX area, but came up short in resources.
       
      Jim
      <message edited by JRPfeff on Sat, 07/14/12 5:44 PM>
       
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        mar52

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        Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sat, 07/14/12 5:51 PM (permalink)
        Location!   That makes sense. 
         
        I might have to open a blue box tonight.
         
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          billyboy

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          Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sat, 07/14/12 5:58 PM (permalink)
          Mar, we've already got one, S'Mac, in NYC. There is also a rice pudding shop, pommes frites shop and Peanut Butter & Co.

           
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            mar52

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            Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sat, 07/14/12 6:03 PM (permalink)
            I told my brother to go to the rice pudding shop when he was there.  That idea intrigues me.
             
            Wish I had a ton of money. 
             
            Or a quarter ton.
             
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              mr chips

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              Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sat, 07/14/12 8:20 PM (permalink)
              I think the idea could be a winner.
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sat, 07/14/12 11:15 PM (permalink)
                billyboy

                Mar, we've already got one, S'Mac, in NYC. There is also a rice pudding shop, pommes frites shop and Peanut Butter & Co.

                Yea, AND you have 8 MILLION people to support them!!
                Tucson has 520,116,----Some of them Legal!
                Any Sonoran Dogs in NYC????
                 
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                  Foodbme

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                  Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sat, 07/14/12 11:25 PM (permalink)
                  JRPfeff

                  Marlene,
                  Looks like they are ripping off borrowing the concept of Noodles & Co., a WI based chain that features a variety of pastas.  Besides M&C, Noodles features Mediterranean & Asian style offerings. Their Stroganoff & Buttered Noodles are also wonderful.
                  The Fix will definitely do well if they are anything like Noodles.  I looked into franchising Noodles in the PHX area, but came up short in resources.
                  Jim

                  There was a Noodle Franchise here but they closed.
                  http://www.nothingbutnoodles.com/locations.php?state=az
                  This one is located near Carolina's new location in N. Phx.
                  http://www.noodleandriceaz.com/location/
                  PM me with your current status please!
                   
                   
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                    JRPfeff

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                    Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sun, 07/15/12 12:00 AM (permalink)
                    fbm - Those are not part of the Noodles & Co. franchise, currently doing business in 22 states.
                     
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                      Foodbme

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                      Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sun, 07/15/12 12:17 AM (permalink)
                      JRPfeff


                      fbm - Those are not part of the Noodles & Co. franchise, currently doing business in 22 states.

                      I realized that but was just trying to point out the risks involved.
                       
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                        billyboy

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                        Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sun, 07/15/12 1:24 AM (permalink)
                        Foodbme, yeah millions of people to support them definitely does help!
                        I haven't seen any Sonoran dogs yet, but I have found Beef on Weck, Indian Pudding, Jucy Lucys, Muffalettas, Kentucky Hot Browns, pimento cheese sandwiches, bbq spaghetti, burnt ends, green chile cheeseburgers, etc in various locations of the 5 boroughs.
                         
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                          CCinNJ

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                          Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sun, 07/15/12 9:52 AM (permalink)
                          Crif Dogs serves an adapted version.The Chihuahua Dog. Bacon avocado sour cream. No Bolillo roll...or beans...or mayo etc.

                          http://baconbaconbacon.tu...-crif-dogs-in-the-east

                          Cabrito (now closed) sold "Border Dogs" @ $8 . That's part of the reason why it does not work in NYC....as far as hot dogs are concerned.

                          http://newyork.seriouseat...anhattan-best-nyc.html

                          Melt Shop Grilled Cheese is another one...

                          http://meltshopnyc.com/
                          <message edited by CCinNJ on Sun, 07/15/12 10:58 AM>
                           
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                            wanderingjew

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                            Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sun, 07/15/12 11:18 AM (permalink)
                            billyboy


                            Foodbme, yeah millions of people to support them definitely does help!
                            I haven't seen any Sonoran dogs yet, but I have found Beef on Weck, Indian Pudding, Jucy Lucys, Muffalettas, Kentucky Hot Browns, pimento cheese sandwiches, bbq spaghetti, burnt ends, green chile cheeseburgers, etc in various locations of the 5 boroughs.

                             
                            Billyboy
                             
                            I'm utterly shocked you haven't found any Sonoran dogs yet. It wouldn't surprise me if you head up to Spanish Harlem during Cinco De Mayo, that you would find one.
                             
                            Out of your list, finding a Juicy Lucy in the NYC area doesn't surprise me. Remember, stuffed cheeseburgers weren't invented in the Twin Cities, they've been around everywhere for decades,however the term "juicy lucy" was coined in the Twin Cities. 
                             
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                              kaszeta

                              Re:An All Macaroni Restaurant? Sun, 07/15/12 3:54 PM (permalink)
                              Manchester, NH, manages to support a place that's just mac and cheese: http://www.mr-macs.com/
                               
                              I wouldn't exactly call Manchester a large metro area, either.
                               
                              Here's my review of the place, it was pretty good: http://offbeateats.org/2012/03/mr-macs/
                               
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