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by Brian Lutz
Today, 7:51 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: KFC & A&W Remodeling
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: KFC & A&W Remodeling

There's one KFC/A&W combo restaurant in South Everett / North Lynnwood here that I don't bother with because the prices are absurdly high (the last time I was there the "$5 Fill-up" combo on the KFC side was being selling for $8.49) and a standalone A&W in the food court at Everett Mall. Aside from ...
by Brian Lutz
February 26th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: New Amazon Grocery Chain
Replies: 33
Views: 3138

Re: New Amazon Grocery Chain

I think it's hard to interpret too much from this. I know Amazon Go has expanded out to a few locations with plans for more, but especially for stores opening in Seattle it's probably a safe assumption that they're being run primarily for the benefit of the engineering teams to develop the technolog...
by Brian Lutz
February 26th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: E. Coli outbreak at Jimmy John's
Replies: 0
Views: 70

E. Coli outbreak at Jimmy John's

https://komonews.com/news/nation-world/ ... i-outbreak

22 reported cases so far, seems to be traced to spoiled produce.
by Brian Lutz
February 20th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Majority stake in Victoria's Secret sold
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Majority stake in Victoria's Secret sold

https://komonews.com/news/business/a-diminished-victorias-secret-is-sold-02-20-2020 Sycamore Brands (which manages companies such as Belk, Hot Topic and Coldwater Creek) is buying a 55% stake in Victoria's Secret from its parent company L Brands. The brand has been struggling lately, with 12% same s...
by Brian Lutz
February 16th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: New Carrs in Alaska
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: New Carrs in Alaska

I know Walmart closed their one Juneau location a couple of years ago (anything in Juneau would have to come from the mainland as there are no road connections from Juneau to the outside world.) Not sure how Anchorage would be supplied though. It looks like Ketchikan still has a Walmart as well, whi...
by Brian Lutz
February 13th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Drugstore Chains
Topic: CVS Abruptly Closes 2 Stores in San Francisco
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: CVS Abruptly Closes 2 Stores in San Francisco

Only semi-related to this, but just a couple of days ago I was down in the Bay Area for work, and stayed in a hotel near a really unusual looking CVS on El Camino Real in San Carlos: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5117578,-122.2669908,165a,35y,349.73h,51.48t/data=!3m1!1e3 This looks like it was som...
by Brian Lutz
February 13th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Popeye's sells employee uniforms online after comparisons to Beyonce's new clothing line
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Popeye's sells employee uniforms online after comparisons to Beyonce's new clothing line

https://www.fastcompany.com/90457666/popeyes-puts-its-uniforms-on-sale-and-beyonce-fans-have-a-spicy-response Popeye's opened a website to sell employee uniforms to the general public after people started noticing uncanny similarities between Beyonce's recently introduced line of fashion clothing (c...
by Brian Lutz
February 8th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: 7-Eleven Testing Cashierless Store
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: 7-Eleven Testing Cashierless Store

7-Eleven seems to have the benefit of having little significant competition in some regions. I know here in the Pacific Northwest they seem to do pretty well, but none of their main competitors here (which would probably be Jackson's, ExtraMile and AMPM) really do much of anything that 7-Eleven does...
by Brian Lutz
February 7th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Planet Fitness replacing multiple storefronts at mall
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Planet Fitness replacing multiple storefronts at mall

Everett Mall has an LA Fitness that took over part of what used to be the mall's Mervyn's store, although this is in the back of the mall so it doesn't have much effect on parking. It's also next to a movie theater, which probably generates more traffic than it does.
by Brian Lutz
February 5th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Wendy's to serve breakfast in all locations in 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1749

Re: Wendy's to serve breakfast in all locations in 2020

The Wendy's we went to last night (Silver Lake, Everett WA) had some "Breakfast coming soon" posters in the windows. No date shown though.