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    They are part of a big enough corporation that I think only some stores will close?
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    It makes so much sense now why that list of restaurants suck.
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    I actually like OJ’s, The Landing Group, and the Keg.



    Many of them do indeed suck.

    For some reason state and main despite having the same menu as OJ’s is always gross
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    Chain restaurants are generally poor to fair, no matter who owns them. They bring the pay structure and supply chain of fast food to the "sit-down" market. Each of those restaurants does a few things decently, and usually they are cheaper than "real" restaurants with "real" chefs, but you have to be realistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    I actually like OJ’s, The Landing Group, and the Keg.



    Many of them do indeed suck.

    For some reason state and main despite having the same menu as OJ’s is always gross
    I like OJ's because I can go there and spend $16 an know exactly what I am going to get, no matter what location I go to.

    You're right about state and main too.

    I like Owens landing for vendor lunch because of the big beers and the keg for prime rib and the horse radish!

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    ^^OJs and Boston Pizza. True, things are certainly consistent.
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    ^^OJs and Boston Pizza. True, things are certainly consistent.
    Boston Pizza is so over priced though. If they cut their prices like 30% it'd be a good place to go but not worth it as they are.
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    I hate New York Fries. Basically just movie theater quality food at movie theater prices.

    Glad to see them potentially go, to be honest haha.

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    Can't think of a single non- independent restaurant chain that I would care if they disappeared. They will just get replaced by something else. It's the circle of life. The big question coming out of this isn't what happens to each of the firms competing in each of the spaces (restaurants, airlines, etc). The big question is what will happen to demand. If random shitty restaurant chain goes bust, then it is the shareholders that take the hit (and maybe the bondholders/banks). But otherwise as a consumer, we shouldn't really care - demand will create new, hopefully better competitors that aren't weighed down by entrenched companies. Perhaps even we will get actual restaurants taking those lease spaces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasimmon View Post
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    I like OJ's because I can go there and spend $16 an know exactly what I am going to get, no matter what location I go to.

    You're right about state and main too.

    I like Owens landing for vendor lunch because of the big beers and the keg for prime rib and the horse radish!
    Owens is in our building, love that spot.

    Their burger is deadly and big beers always helps.

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    Can't think of a single non- independent restaurant chain that I would care if they disappeared. They will just get replaced by something else. It's the circle of life. The big question coming out of this isn't what happens to each of the firms competing in each of the spaces (restaurants, airlines, etc). The big question is what will happen to demand. If random shitty restaurant chain goes bust, then it is the shareholders that take the hit (and maybe the bondholders/banks). But otherwise as a consumer, we shouldn't really care - demand will create new, hopefully better competitors that aren't weighed down by entrenched companies. Perhaps even we will get actual restaurants taking those lease spaces.
    Good point. I am not losing sleep as long as the restaurant gets replaced with something worth trying.

    One big thing about OJ’s for me is there a a few of them in smaller centres that become the only place worth eating at. I appreciate them existing. Edson in particular comes to mind when your main alternative is BP’s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    Can't think of a single non- independent restaurant chain that I would care if they disappeared. They will just get replaced by something else. It's the circle of life. The big question coming out of this isn't what happens to each of the firms competing in each of the spaces (restaurants, airlines, etc). The big question is what will happen to demand. If random shitty restaurant chain goes bust, then it is the shareholders that take the hit (and maybe the bondholders/banks). But otherwise as a consumer, we shouldn't really care - demand will create new, hopefully better competitors that aren't weighed down by entrenched companies. Perhaps even we will get actual restaurants taking those lease spaces.
    I'll miss Earls, their late night happy hour is pretty good. Original Joes has a few items I quite like as well I guess and a good happy hour too. I think that's about it for me. I'd actually be happy if the Keg goes away so I can convince my dad to go to other upscale places when they wanna go out.

    I guess I'd miss mucho burrito as well if they disappeared.
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    If Joeys disappeared I think I would be suffering serious marital problems.
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    If Joeys disappeared I think I would be suffering serious marital problems.
    Is that where you and the wife shop for thirds?
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    Is that where you and the wife shop for thirds?
    I may not be in the NE anymore, but I’m not in Airdrie either.
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    The Keg is okay. Not as good as it was pre-takeover.

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    Swiss Chalet dipping sauce is the bomb. That was the “fancy” restaurant we went to when I was a kid.

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    Swiss Chalet dipping sauce is the bomb. That was the “fancy” restaurant we went to when I was a kid.
    Haha for some reason I always had it in my head that swiss chalet was fancy when I was a kid too. Went maybe twice.

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    I like OJ's because I can go there and spend $16 an know exactly what I am going to get, no matter what location I go to.
    What in the hell can you get at OJs for $16? Last time I went I had wings, a steak sandwich and a Guinness and by the time I was done with tax and tip it was $56.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKR View Post
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    What in the hell can you get at OJs for $16? Last time I went I had wings, a steak sandwich and a Guinness and by the time I was done with tax and tip it was $56.
    The sandwiches and wraps are like $16 aren’t they? Maybe $18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz View Post
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    Swiss Chalet dipping sauce is the bomb. That was the “fancy” restaurant we went to when I was a kid.
    Same thing when I was a kid. Got myself a Shirley temple too cuz it was fancy as shit
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    I might have given Foody Goody a 5 star review once.

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