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by storewanderer
Today, 12:31 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Starbucks in malls?
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Starbucks in malls?

For what it's worth, a recently opened Dutch Bros. coffee shop has cars in line all day, every day, but I'm not sure if it's because that popular or if it just opened a month ago or so ago. In my area they have retained their traffic for years. They are a serious competitor to Starbucks in my view ...
by storewanderer
Today, 12:11 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Maverik to enter California
Replies: 25
Views: 1393

Re: Maverik to enter California

I actually thought Murphy was owned by Walmart, and they had gas stations with pretty much all of their stores. My local store got one a few years after the store expanded to a Supercenter, with the gas station in an outlot between a Schlotzsky's and Church's Chicken. Knowing they're a separate com...
by storewanderer
Today, 12:05 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonalds and re-opening inside
Replies: 32
Views: 2895

Re: McDonalds and re-opening inside

IMO, the fact that they are remodeling the interior customer areas is a good sign. That means they don't believe this will last forever, and that people will go out again. (Sorry but I have a big problem with this anti-social, hide at home bubble living. It's not healthy for society to want to hide...
by storewanderer
Today, 12:00 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Starbucks in malls?
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Starbucks in malls?

Starbucks is using the COVID situation as an excuse to close down their stores. They are focusing on keeping the more profitable drive thru locations open. Many of their walk-in cafes are closed temporarily. They did an analysis and realized that they could lay off a significant number of their emp...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:45 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's franchisees want a better chicken sandwich
Replies: 13
Views: 3172

Re: McDonald's franchisees want a better chicken sandwich

You hit it on the head. Can you name the owner of the McDonalds’ stores in Reno? After Luther Mack left, I have no idea. However, I can tell you exactly who owns the three CfA stores - Ryan Smith in Reno, Tiffany Sangster in Sparks, Matt Hock in Carson City. Same with Ben Lavin in Roseville. It’s a...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:33 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Maverik to enter California
Replies: 25
Views: 1393

Re: Maverik to enter California

Interesting. All the Walmart gas stations around here are under the Murphy brand either in the Walmart parking lot or in an adjacent property. There's no convenience store but just a booth with a window where you can pay and buy drinks, snacks, motor oil, etc. Murphy is a business independent to Wa...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:24 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Ralphs and Food 4 Less Closing in Long Beach over $4 per hour additional required "Hero Pay"
Replies: 33
Views: 1443

Re: Ralphs and Food 4 Less Closing in Long Beach over $4 per hour additional required "Hero Pay"

Kroger actually filed 3 WARN Notices in Long Beach: Food 4 Less - 62 employees "Layoff Permanent" Ralphs - 94 employees "Layoff Permanent" Food 4 Less - 156 employees "Layoff Type Unknown" I wonder what the 156 employees one is for? Is there an office or some kind of w...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:23 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Amazon Fresh coming to Sacramento (Citrus Heights)
Replies: 20
Views: 943

Re: Amazon Fresh coming to Sacramento (Citrus Heights)

I’ve always found it quite odd you have two chains (Raley’s and Save Mart) having a substantial presence in NorCal / Northern Nevada (and sharing Super Store Industries / Sunnyside Farms) being “frenemies” of sorts in the same market area. I’ve always thought someone should buy one or the other - A...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:11 pm
Forum: California USA
Topic: Vons closing Lompoc store
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Vons closing Lompoc store

Was this one of the stores that was first sold to Certified then Vons ended up with it later? What is strange is in the liquor licenses it shows this place had an active license as Albertsons in November 1999 and Vons was not active at this location until 2001. Most of the divested stores were alrea...
by storewanderer
Yesterday, 11:10 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonalds and re-opening inside
Replies: 32
Views: 2895

Re: McDonalds and re-opening inside

The QSRs are going to a new store design that emphasizes eating out, not eating in....drive thru, take out, delivery services like Doordash (with dedicated lanes), with limited indoor seating. Fewer employees, easier to keep sanitized, easier to heat and cool. That trend was beginning pre-virus, al...