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Michael Hoffman

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Max & Erma's Files For Protection Mon, 10/26/09 12:52 PM (permalink)
Max & Erma's has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Pittsburgh listing between $1 million and $10 million in debts.
 
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2009/10/26/max_ermas.html?sid=101
 
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    EatingTheRoad

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    Re:Max & Erma's Files For Protection Mon, 10/26/09 1:03 PM (permalink)
    Wow...you know it's tough times when a place like Max & Erma's  has to file for Chapter 11. It seems like more and more places are "falling" to the economy.
    <message edited by EatingTheRoad on Mon, 10/26/09 1:04 PM>
     
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      saps

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      Re:Max & Erma's Files For Protection Mon, 10/26/09 1:14 PM (permalink)
      The story is wrong.  Max beat the crap out of Erma.  Erma responded by filing for an order of protection against Max. 
       
      There are no problems with the economy.  I hear it's getting better.
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Max & Erma's Files For Protection Mon, 10/26/09 1:15 PM (permalink)
        Considering the fact that every time I go by a Max & Erma's here in Central Ohio, where the company began, the parking lots are just about full, it's a bit strange. I can't help wondering what's going on with the company that bought Max & Erma's.
         
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          EatingTheRoad

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          Re:Max & Erma's Files For Protection Mon, 10/26/09 1:27 PM (permalink)
          ....over 200 creditors....how do you get into a situation like that!
           
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            buffetbuster

            Re:Max & Erma's Files For Protection Mon, 10/26/09 1:31 PM (permalink)
            Michael-
            That was my first reaction, too.  From what I have seen, the Max & Erma's here in Pittsburgh are still quite busy.  I do eat at one a couple of times a month and would be disappointed if they went away.
             
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              Greymo

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              Re:Max & Erma's Files For Protection Mon, 10/26/09 1:47 PM (permalink)
              I ate in one  this summer for the first time.  I liked the way the place looked; had a very nice server, and my fish and chips were terrific!  It was certainly busy enough there, too.
               
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                Michael Hoffman

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                Re:Max & Erma's Files For Protection Mon, 10/26/09 1:54 PM (permalink)
                buffetbuster


                Michael-
                That was my first reaction, too.  From what I have seen, the Max & Erma's here in Pittsburgh are still quite busy.  I do eat at one a couple of times a month and would be disappointed if they went away.



                I'm inclined to think this company bit off more than it could chew. It bought Damon's, also a Columbus-originated company, and now that's in deep trouble as they try to change it from its current style.
                 
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                  kland01s

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                  Re:Max & Erma's Files For Protection Wed, 10/20/10 12:06 PM (permalink)
                  One year later from the original post, Max and Erma's has closed all 4 of their Chicago area places.
                   
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