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Old 09-18-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Interesting: Chain Restaurant Traffic Flat, Independents Shrink in Q2 | BlueMauMau, Franchise news for franchisees

It seems chain traffic is flat, but even the independent restaurants are slowing down.

Perhaps people are eating out less overall...
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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Interesting: Chain Restaurant Traffic Flat, Independents Shrink in Q2 | BlueMauMau, Franchise news for franchisees

It seems chain traffic is flat, but even the independent restaurants are slowing down.

Perhaps people are eating out less overall...
I think it's definitely that people are eating out less overall.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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I think it's definitely that people are eating out less overall.
But you would think, with the economy tanking before that numbers would be on the rise again, by now.
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Hipsterism aside, most people eat at fast food restaurants. A lot of people just lie about it because this country's culture believes in shaming people into desired behavior.

Nonetheless, in the South, you have more it seems. Zaxby's, Chick Fil-A, Raising Cane's, Hardee's, Fatz, Dairy Queen, Firehouse Subs

In the North you have Tim Horton's and Boston Market.

In the west, you have In and Out Burger, Tastee Freez, Whattaburger.

I'm not saying that you can't have a few of each in other areas, just where the concentration lies.
Wow, you have all kinds of stuff mixed up there. Both DQ and Tasty Freez are are from the upper mid-west. Some of the early success of Boston Market was in Florida. Tim Horton's stronghold is in Canada (not the US North). Whataburger is based in the South, not the West.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: The South
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Wow, you have all kinds of stuff mixed up there. Both DQ and Tasty Freez are are from the upper mid-west. Some of the early success of Boston Market was in Florida. Tim Horton's stronghold is in Canada (not the US North). Whataburger is based in the South, not the West.
San Antonio, TX is not exactly in the South.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Wow, you have all kinds of stuff mixed up there. Both DQ and Tasty Freez are are from the upper mid-west. Some of the early success of Boston Market was in Florida. Tim Horton's stronghold is in Canada (not the US North). Whataburger is based in the South, not the West.
Perhaps read through the thread...
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:27 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Interesting: Chain Restaurant Traffic Flat, Independents Shrink in Q2 | BlueMauMau, Franchise news for franchisees

It seems chain traffic is flat, but even the independent restaurants are slowing down.

Perhaps people are eating out less overall...
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I think it's definitely that people are eating out less overall.
In addition to the economy and price of eating out, it could be that the popularity and preponderance of cooking and food shows has inspired more people to cook more interesting meals at home.
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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San Antonio, TX is not exactly in the South.
If it's not in the South, then where exactly is it?
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Old 09-19-2014, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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If it's not in the South, then where exactly is it?
Technically considered the Southwest.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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most of of chesapeake is salt water

havre-de-grace is right where the susquehanna flows into the bay
Hey, kidphilly, how do you pronounce that? I know what it means, but I don't know how to say it. I've seen that sign for years whenever I've driven through Maryland!
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