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by Super S
April 1st, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus and masks in stores
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Coronavirus and masks in stores

As I have noticed more people wearing masks inside stores, the thought occurred to me that we could see an increase in robberies and holdups by people wearing masks if all the closures continue. Many financial institutions have closed their lobbies, but in the days before had strict "no masks" polic...
by Super S
April 1st, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 42
Views: 3077

Re: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?

I have heard Sears is only operating certain essential departments within its stores and clothing is closed off. I am not sure if that is true, this is all second hand information. Kmart is running under reduced hours. For instance the one at South Lake Tahoe is 10 AM to 6 PM. The one in Big Bear L...
by Super S
March 31st, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 80
Views: 2580

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

I decided yesterday to try a to-go order from a local restaurant. The food was good and fresh as usual, but you can tell the restaurant is not adept at take-out orders. The promised time was ten minutes. About 20 minutes after my call I finally got my food, I don't think they started cooking until I...
by Super S
March 31st, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 42
Views: 3077

Re: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?

This might be the way it ends for them-they'll just close the stores like many others are doing now and when this eventually ends, just don't reopen them. They were devoid of product under normal circumstances so they really serve no purpose trying to hang on now. Might just be the out (or excuse) ...
by Super S
March 29th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 80
Views: 2580

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

Scientists have identified 8 different strains of coronavirus. The flu vaccine only protects against 3 or 4 strains. Vaccines are not able to protect against every strain. Coronavirus will be with us for years like the flu. It will never go away. The world has changed. The restaurant industry will ...
by Super S
March 29th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Fred Meyer stores opening earlier
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Fred Meyer stores opening earlier

I wonder if this is going to continue after the Coronavirus events subside.
by Super S
March 29th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets
Replies: 227
Views: 7123

Re: Coronavirus Fears and Empty Supermarkets

The issue is not a shortage of food. The issue is that the food is sitting in the warehouses due to a shortage of warehouse workers and truck drivers. The driver shortage has been an issue long before this epidemic. The word from warehouse workers is that many of them are quitting left and right. T...
by Super S
March 27th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 80
Views: 2580

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

The breakfast sandwiches, platters and hash browns are the things I like most about McDonald's though. Their burgers are at the bottom of the list for me for fast food burgers. I will say that I did order breakfast often at McDonald's for the simple reason that I don't like their burgers. If it was...
by Super S
March 26th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Convenience Stores and Gas Stations No Longer 24 hours
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Convenience Stores and Gas Stations No Longer 24 hours

OR allows self service gas in certain counties with low populations or on Indian Reservations. The certain counties are allowed to have the pumps "unattended" only during certain (overnight) hours. The rural Oregon counties (basically the entire eastern part of the state and perhaps parts of the co...
by Super S
March 26th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags
Replies: 15
Views: 921

Re: Washington trying again to ban plastic bags

The governor has signed the bill:

https://www.theolympian.com/news/state/ ... 14526.html

Interesting timing given the Coronavirus outbreak.