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Old 07-22-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Going back to the Shake Shack prediction. I think the trend of Charleston and Charlotte eateries opening outposts in Columbia is more likely a la Oak Table, Kaminsky's and Midwood Smokehouse (filling Great American Burger vacancy at Crosshill). So that's my two cents re what'll fill this spot.
Tupelo Honey would be a great fit in that spot, too. There were rumors a while back that they were being wooed to Columbia.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:31 AM
 
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I can't see us landing a Shake Shack if we can't at least manage to snag something along the lines of Cheesecake Factory.

Would I loved to be proved wrong? Absolutely. But I just can't see that happening.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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I can't see us landing a Shake Shack if we can't at least manage to snag something along the lines of Cheesecake Factory.

Would I loved to be proved wrong? Absolutely. But I just can't see that happening.
I feel like those concepts could not be more different. No doubt there are some holes in Columbia's retail scene, but to me, Shake Shack would be a sure hit whereas Cheesecake Factory...not sure. Maybe that's just me because I think CF is disgusting
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:49 AM
 
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I feel like those concepts could not be more different. No doubt there are some holes in Columbia's retail scene, but to me, Shake Shack would be a sure hit whereas Cheesecake Factory...not sure. Maybe that's just me because I think CF is disgusting
Oh don't get me wrong, I know they're different, I just feel like they target parts of the same demographic, with SS aiming a bit more to the millennials.
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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Oh don't get me wrong, I know they're different, I just feel like they target parts of the same demographic, with SS aiming a bit more to the millennials.
Shake shack will need to open as many stores as possible in the next few years to keep up with growth and valuation demands.

One single cheesecake factory restaurant alone can cost the company upwards of $10,000,000 to open. Sure before the economy tanked, they tried to open smaller market version in places like Des Moines and Knoxville, but I think their investors didn't like the amount of capital it took grow so little, when other opportunities were more lucrative.

A Shake Shack might cost $2,000,000 to open, according to everything I have read, with much lower operating costs.

Comparing Cheesecake Factory with Shake Shack is akin to comparing Ruth's Chris with Chipotle...

Many would have said we would never have a Chipotle too.
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Shake shack will need to open as many stores as possible in the next few years to keep up with growth and valuation demands.

One single cheesecake factory restaurant alone can cost the company upwards of $10,000,000 to open. Sure before the economy tanked, they tried to open smaller market version in places like Des Moines and Knoxville, but I think their investors didn't like the amount of capital it took grow so little, when other opportunities were more lucrative.

A Shake Shack might cost $2,000,000 to open, according to everything I have read, with much lower operating costs.

Comparing Cheesecake Factory with Shake Shack is akin to comparing Ruth's Chris with Chipotle...

Many would have said we would never have a Chipotle too.
Am I the only one who doesn't understand the hype over Chipotle?
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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Am I the only one who doesn't understand the hype over Chipotle?
I don't really get it either. I think it's good for something quick, but quite honesty I like moe's better. The whole reason I don't go to Moe's over chipotle is due to parking. Parking is basically non-existent for the Moe's on Main st, especially during the school year.
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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Am I the only one who doesn't understand the hype over Chipotle?
I don't get it either. But, it is really important to some people, lol.
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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I don't get it either. But, it is really important to some people, lol.
If I did a blind taste test, I would not be able to tell a difference between Moe's and Chipotle. I like them both. But for some reason, Chipotle is the darling of the food industry. I'm glad we have several locations in Columbia now, but I don't understand the adoration.

Glad I'm not alone!
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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If I did a blind taste test, I would not be able to tell a difference between Moe's and Chipotle. I like them both. But for some reason, Chipotle is the darling of the food industry. I'm glad we have several locations in Columbia now, but I don't understand the adoration.

Glad I'm not alone!
The thing I specifically like about moes is the fresh jalapeño and fresh onions.

I also like their whole grain tortilla better. It's less doughy.

I will say chipotle's meat tends to be fresher than moe's IMO. Moe's at certain times of the evening has had dry meat and I haven't really experienced that as badly at chipotle. But when Moe's is on, I just prefer it.

Yet I'm usually eating at chipotle due to location. They got a prime spot there for sure.
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