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by Brian Lutz
Today, 7:40 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?
Replies: 49
Views: 5801

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

Spent the past week in the Orlando area, and while we were there we visited a Cici's Pizza on Highway 192 in Kissimmee. As far as I can tell the buffet was operating more or less normally, albeit with a few changes. Aside from the usual hand sanitizer and other precautions, they had a container of c...
by Brian Lutz
January 7th, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Burger King $1 Menu
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: Burger King $1 Menu

https://www.wistv.com/2021/01/07/burger ... 0to%201999.

In fact, it looks like they are now reverting to their 1969 logo. I guess they figure it worked for Pizza Hut?
by Brian Lutz
January 6th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Macy's 2021: 45 locations to close by the Summer
Replies: 23
Views: 1265

Re: Macy's 2021: 45 locations to close by the Summer

All things considered South Town Center (they dropped the "e" from Southtowne some time ago) is doing reasonably well compared to some places, but the fact that there's another Macy's store only a few miles away at Fashion Place (plus another at City Creek Plaza in downtown Salt Lake) likely makes t...
by Brian Lutz
January 5th, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Epic Games buys shopping mall for new HQ
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Epic Games buys shopping mall for new HQ

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-01-04-epic-games-buys-shopping-mall-to-convert-into-new-headquarters?fbclid=IwAR25oa6cbQ8Lhc0Tsrqwf2g9IsY12mDXePlliu1dvzo8hue2U9F0s3gqwio The Cary Towne Center Mall in Cary NC has just been purchased by Epic Games (makers of Unreal Engine and Fortnite) to use ...
by Brian Lutz
December 21st, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Gas Stations and Car Washes
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Gas Stations and Car Washes

Car washes definitely seem to do better in some places than they do in others, which probably has a lot to do with the seasons. In a place like the Pacific Northwest the rainy season is roughly 7-8 months out of the year, and snow is relatively uncommon in the lowlands even in Winter. Car washes do ...
by Brian Lutz
December 21st, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Gas Stations and Car Washes
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Gas Stations and Car Washes

Costco has a car wash at their #001 Seattle store (which is a modern Costco that replaced the original SoDo location about ten years ago; they have a small piece of the original building and a display of some memorabilia at the front of the store.) If I recall correctly, the car wash equipment there...
by Brian Lutz
December 14th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Kroger Deli Hot Food Programs
Replies: 27
Views: 2848

Re: Kroger Deli Hot Food Programs

I believe Fred Meyer still uses their own fried chicken recipe that predates the Kroger merger, When I worked near one they had a combo for 2 pieces of chicken or half a pound of chicken strips, a side (typically a half pound of jo-jos or half a pound of something from the cold deli case) and a bisc...
by Brian Lutz
November 25th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions
Replies: 19
Views: 1698

Re: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions

Oops, forgot to finish that, fixed.
by Brian Lutz
November 25th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Shopping Centers
Topic: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions
Replies: 19
Views: 1698

Re: Dead/Dying Malls in Your Area and Predictions

Haven't been around much to see what they look like now, but off the top of my head in the Seattle area: Dead: As far as I know there aren't really any dead or dying malls in the area. Under redevelopment \ Redeveloped: - Northgate Mall (Simon): being converted from an indoor mall to an outdoor mall...
by Brian Lutz
November 20th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kohls
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Kohls

Kohl's seems to have taken over the niche (Not quite as upscale as the local/regional chains that eventually got taken over by Macy's, but at least you're not buying clothes at Walmart) that used to be filled primarily by Mervyn's. In fact, in many cases they directly took over former Mervyn's locat...