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by cjd
August 1st, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dunkin' Donuts To Close 800 U.S. Locations
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

Re: Dunkin' Donuts To Close 800 U.S. Locations

There is a Dunkin' Donuts near where I work and they frequently bring in donuts since it's close by. That location dates back quite a while, I believe it was built around the late 80s, and as far as I can remember it's always had a drive thru. The line often backs up into the road most mornings. The...
by cjd
August 1st, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Dollar General eyeing locations in Washington state
Replies: 10
Views: 3236

Re: Dollar General eyeing locations in Washington state

Though my area already has Walmart, supermarkets, big box, etc, Dollar General really seems to be going after the more spread out areas. They have moved out of the shopping centers and are building stores in areas that are a 5-10 minute drive from major shopping, or more, but have a large population...
by cjd
July 31st, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's Closing 100 Walmart Restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: McDonald's Closing 100 Walmart Restaurants

I know of one Walmart that has a Subway inside, and another in a separate small strip mall in an outparcel built at the same time as the Walmart itself. But that's not so surprising given the saturation of Subways in the 2000s.
by cjd
July 30th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Department Stores and Coronavirus
Replies: 22
Views: 2651

Re: Department Stores and Coronavirus

I went to the supermarket last week but didn't notice the mags in the checkout. Ross here seemed to have gotten its clothing restocked to normal levels the last couple of times I've been. Home decor items were still looking rather low, but not particularly bad. I haven't been to Marshalls in a while...
by cjd
July 30th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's Closing 100 Walmart Restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: McDonald's Closing 100 Walmart Restaurants

I figured that the grease and odor problems were part of the reason Walmart tends to have Subway than fast food. Although I thought too, that it could be that Subway is seen as a healthier fast food choice than McD. If you think about it though there are still fryers in the deli and the smell still ...
by cjd
July 30th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: The Future of Buffets, Salad Bars, and Self Serve?
Replies: 48
Views: 4831

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

Golden Corral here has now gone from menu and take out to offering meals served by employees only. The Chinese Buffet/Grill has reopened. From what I gather, you MUST sanitize, put on gloves and a mask upon entering, and wear a mask when you aren't at your table. Buffet is open but must wear a mask ...
by cjd
July 30th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: McDonald's Closing 100 Walmart Restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: McDonald's Closing 100 Walmart Restaurants

In reading through the posts on this thread, Wal-Mart seems to have had a lot of franchise based restaurants operate in its stores over the years. Three have been mentioned here-McDonald;s, Subway and Dunkin Donuts. I also recall eating at a Wendy's in one of the local stores some years ago. Have t...
by cjd
July 18th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Taco Bell New Limited Menu
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Taco Bell New Limited Menu

I miss the Meal Deals they discontinued a few years ago. The closest thing was to order a shredded chicken burrito and nachos with cheese since they no longer had the Deals nor Doritos. It had gotten quite expensive and really had to order more food than I wanted, so I hadn't eaten there in a while
by cjd
July 18th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants
Replies: 207
Views: 17916

Re: Coronavirus and Empty Restaurants

I finally went to a sit down restaurant with a friend toward the end of June. We picked IHOP since it's usually not so busy in the evening, and there were few people there. I have noticed that some restaurants here are diverting to drive thru only again. Not entirely sure, but I'm not planning on ea...
by cjd
July 2nd, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: New Dollar General
Replies: 1
Views: 296

New Dollar General

A new Dollar General store just opened about two miles form my house. I've tried it twice and find it very convenient. Another location opened a bit further from my house a few years ago. This new one is largely the same style as the other, warehouse ceilings, polished concrete floors, etc. It is sh...