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by cjd
Yesterday, 7:36 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Self checkout barriers at Home Depot
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Self checkout barriers at Home Depot

I did not notice any of that at Home Depot here. I had heard they were limiting people in the stores back in March and April, but apparently by this point that practice had stopped. I would not be happy to be snapped at for trying to use a self checkout (wouldn't that make more sense in allowing bet...
by cjd
Yesterday, 6:34 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?
Replies: 26
Views: 1819

Re: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?

The Golden Corral here has reopened apparently. They are offering a selection of meals for dine in or carry out. I hope it works for them, they donated hundreds of meals back in March, I assume so they wouldn't waste what they had on hand.
by cjd
Yesterday, 4:36 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 66
Views: 1987

Re: JC Penney Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Just found out the one here is closing. Not surprised since it hadn't reopened. That leaves only Bealls and Belk as the anchors at the mall, and 3 large vacancies. Don't see it improving, they will never fill that many large spaces, even with non-retail tenants.
by cjd
June 3rd, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonalds and re-opening inside
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: McDonalds and re-opening inside

Everything has changed again. Now many McDonald's are going back to drive thru only. Take out is closed, and they are boarding up the windows. They do not want to let anyone inside. No one wants to take a chance with looters and robbers. I think it is a good time for restaurants to switch to bullet...
by cjd
May 30th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Stores & Riots
Replies: 52
Views: 1425

Re: Stores & Riots

Agreed. I just watched some footage of the mall in Tampa, of rioters trying to break into a store. Lots of police units arrived to basically blockade the entire mall.
by cjd
May 30th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 76
Views: 7708

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

I think a lot of the kitchenware stuff was scaled back too. Since around 2015 or so I noticed there was not much of that left at Sears here, although Kmart actually had a pretty good selection when they closed. I'm thinking some of the lines may have already been discontinued since I'm not seeing mu...
by cjd
May 30th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Self checkout barriers at Home Depot
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Self checkout barriers at Home Depot

Yes they are clear plexiglas. There are four self checkouts, in two rows of two checkouts. Lowes only has two self checkouts at the far end of the regular lines and they are rarely open. Not sure why, or if they have added barriers. The old Home Depot checkouts were very sensitive and every item had...
by cjd
May 30th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart: Will 2020 be the end?
Replies: 76
Views: 7708

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

It makes you wonder too with how Kmart and Sears have private label brands how it can make sense for companies to keep producing for them if there are so few sales. Although I do know a lot of these items have been expanded to Amazon and other online retailers.
by cjd
May 30th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonalds and re-opening inside
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: McDonalds and re-opening inside

I just looked at a website and McDonald's said they are beginning to open in some communities. I think with the chains, it has a lot more to do with corporate than whether the local or state ordinances are allowing dine in. I am not sure which restaurants here are open for dine in (and Google is not...
by cjd
May 30th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?
Replies: 26
Views: 1819

Re: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?

The Chinese buffet in my town is doing take out orders right now. I wonder how that works? Do they set up the buffet and when you place the order and they dish up what you want and bring it out to you? Or do they cook everything to order? It has a grill to order station as well so I guess they can s...