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by Alpha8472
Today, 5:33 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Gas Price-Zone Price
Replies: 56
Views: 3544

Re: Gas Price-Zone Price

In one week some gas stations in Northern California have jumped up $1. Costco is at around $5.89. It was around $4.79 about 2 weeks ago. There are probably around 7 local gas stations lower than Costco including a Valero at $4.99. I am still surprised by the wide range. I did notice shorter lines a...
by Alpha8472
Today, 5:21 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Halloween Stores
Replies: 37
Views: 4510

Re: Halloween Stores

I visited a Spirit Halloween in Dublin, California recently. This former Grocery Outlet has been abandoned for years and no one wants to lease it except for Spirit. Spirit probably got a very good deal. The store had a very good selection of items. The Halloween departments at other stores are terri...
by Alpha8472
Today, 12:38 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Burlington Operations
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Burlington Operations

I visited a local Burlington the other day for the first time in years. It was a large store, but about one third of the store was empty. There was a huge empty area. The racks of clothing were also very lightly stocked. The selection was terrible compared to 3 years ago. The shoe section was very s...
by Alpha8472
Today, 12:29 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Olive Garden Operations
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Olive Garden Operations

Olive Garden is bringing back their Unlimited Pasta Bowl October 3, after a 2 year break. They seem to be desperate to try to get customers these days. The price is $13.99. Isn't this a little high?

https://www.nrn.com/casual-dining/olive ... year-break
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 4:03 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: California Pizza Kitchen's First Burger
Replies: 0
Views: 54

California Pizza Kitchen's First Burger

CPK is going to introduce its first burger. It is a Wagyu beef burger. They are also offering a free pizza on a future visit if you order a non pizza item such as the burger. Didn't Arby's try a fried Wagyu burger earlier this year? https://www.chewboom.com/2022/09/29/california-pizza-kitchen-introd...
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 12:56 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Free Fast Food
Replies: 26
Views: 1259

Re: Free Fast Food

I too have seen some scary stuff at Wendy's. The one near my house has the 2 window setup and I could see inside the open drive thru window. There was a huge mess in the kitchen with vegetables all over and bugs flying inside. I was at the Burger King across the street and there were huge rats climb...
by Alpha8472
Yesterday, 12:47 am
Forum: California USA
Topic: Save Mart closing pharmacy
Replies: 87
Views: 3166

Re: Save Mart closing pharmacy

Retail pharmacies are difficult to run. There are people who love to come into retail stores and complain. They love to boss employees around and try to provoke a fight. The customers think they can get away with anything. Customers verbally abuse people and they know that employees are supposed to ...
by Alpha8472
September 28th, 2022, 10:49 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Fake Meats Sales Slide On Price & Being Too Woke
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Fake Meats Sales Slide On Price & Being Too Woke

Fake meat sales are declining. Price is a factor as well as the perception that it is not healthy. Also there is a backlash against fake meat being too woke.

https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com ... -too-woke/
by Alpha8472
September 28th, 2022, 10:45 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Cartier Opening 10 New U.S. Stores
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Cartier Opening 10 New U.S. Stores

The European upscale watch and jewelry chain is opening up 10 new U.S. stores in the coming years. The company is betting that Americans will demand more expensive European luxury goods in the coming years. The company is hoping to turn temporary stores into permanent ones.
by Alpha8472
September 28th, 2022, 10:35 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Free Fast Food
Replies: 26
Views: 1259

Re: Free Fast Food

National Coffee Day is Thursday September 29. Krispy Kreme is offering a free brewed coffee. Rewards members get a free donutbas well. Dunkin Rewards members get a free medium hot or Iced coffee with any purchase. https://www.brandeating.com/2022/09/2022-national-coffee-day-deals-and-specials-for-se...