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by BillyGr
July 18th, 2021, 11:52 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Chuck E Cheese Selling Frozen Pizzas
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Chuck E Cheese Selling Frozen Pizzas

Maybe just one of those things - you know how some kids can be and will only eat something if it's x brand... So this is an option for those parents when they can't bring the kid to the restaurant (either too costly with the addition of the games etc. or just not physically able to with any remainin...
by BillyGr
July 15th, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: Taco Bell Issues

Taco Bell used to use small thin plastic bags. They were light and took up little space. They did not weigh much and cost little to transport. Once plastic bags were banned, the more expensive paper bags have increased costs. The paper bags are heavier and take up more space. I rarely ever see pape...
by BillyGr
July 14th, 2021, 9:35 am
Forum: Mid-Atlantic USA
Topic: Winchester/Front Royal: Martin's Monopoly?
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: Winchester/Front Royal: Martin's Monopoly?

By looking to have these sites closed within some time despite selling to someone else, is it just a sneaky way to steer away competition? Ahold did not opt for this with the Food Lions sold to Weis for instance, therefore assuming the SnS divestitures were in a weaker position than the rest of the...
by BillyGr
July 4th, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target Reducing Hours To 9-6 PM in San Francisco
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: Target Reducing Hours To 9-6 PM in San Francisco

Also, I read one of the Safeways now has to keep all of their carts inside because within a week 160 carts were stolen from outside the store. So they put big sticks on every cart so the carts cannot go through the doors (if these thieves are truly aggressive they could probably lift/flip the carts...
by BillyGr
July 1st, 2021, 3:56 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: International Marketplace Point Roberts, WA
Replies: 26
Views: 3731

Re: International Marketplace Point Roberts, WA

The cross border thing is common many places - we used to see it in NY state. It tended to vary somewhat based on the current values of money on both sides. Another chain in Maine (Mardens - they do closeouts) you see lots of posts on their page from those who have missed shopping there for months n...
by BillyGr
June 30th, 2021, 4:54 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Theft, Shoplifting, etc.
Replies: 28
Views: 1921

Re: Theft, Shoplifting, etc.

I think this depends a lot on the category. Wal Mart is still far cheaper in drug (and that includes against the drug chain sale prices- unless you play the coupons and Extra Bucks game at CVS/coupons and Bonus Cash game at Rite Aid. Not surprising given that most of the drug items are cheaper in t...
by BillyGr
June 30th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Record heat effect on local stores
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Record heat effect on local stores

From what I've seen around here, many of the recent Fred Meyer remodels have included replacement of most of the refrigerated cases, and many of the new ones have doors on them. I believe the meat cases are still open in the stores I've visited recently (Snohomish and Kirkland) but the rest of the ...
by BillyGr
June 26th, 2021, 9:25 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Costco Food Court - no more cashiers?
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Costco Food Court - no more cashiers?

Self checkout is great for small purchases, but the majority of Costco purchases tend to be large orders. To Costco's credit, they do process orders very quickly. It all depends on how they would set up a self checkout. For instance, Home Depot has them where there is just a hand held cordless scan...
by BillyGr
June 24th, 2021, 7:33 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 1143

Re: Taco Bell Issues

Seems there have been some issues with paper bags as more states have stopped allowing plastic ones for stores, thus upping the demand for paper bags. Likely it could impact other uses of them as well (even if a different size, as there is probably a limit to overall production no matter what size -...
by BillyGr
June 20th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Kentucky Fried Chicken
Replies: 15
Views: 2439

Re: Kentucky Fried Chicken

As you saw, Harman's runs a good operation, and Reno...not so much. Generally the bigger multi-unit operators (like Harman or Border Foods) do a pretty good job, as they've got the internal sophistication to optimize their operation (pricing, operations, staffing, etc) with the guidance of the fran...