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Old 07-18-2016, 02:55 AM
 
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The Wal-Mart ones aren't as good as Papa Murphy's, but still well ahead of frozen. I've been pretty disappointed in the pizza places out our way, and they are expensive.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:56 PM
 
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So I still have to bake it at home? Why is it not already baked at the restaurant like at other pizza chains? What a weird pizza place. No wonder they closed down.
It's a huge national chain and they've won numerous awards for best pizza. The "take and bake" concept keeps their store costs low, i.e. no oven and helps keep their prices down for a very good quality product. I'd go to the one on Wade Hampton sometimes on a Friday or Saturday night and there would be a 20 minute wait, they were packed. I wonder if the local franchisee had some, ahem, money issues.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Breakwater restaurant to close downtown.
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:10 AM
 
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Breakwater restaurant to close downtown.
That's extremely disappointing. One of my favorite places downtown for sure.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:19 AM
 
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3220 W. Blue Ridge Dr.
GREENVILLE, SC 29611


Closing August 24
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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It's a huge national chain and they've won numerous awards for best pizza. The "take and bake" concept keeps their store costs low, i.e. no oven and helps keep their prices down for a very good quality product. I'd go to the one on Wade Hampton sometimes on a Friday or Saturday night and there would be a 20 minute wait, they were packed. I wonder if the local franchisee had some, ahem, money issues.
I would say the concept was hard to grasp by some. Many people don't want to bother taking a pizza home and baking it. I went there once with a friend, she wanted to pick up a pizza from there. I wouldn't say the pricing was much different than a pizza you could get delivered, or picked up elsewhere, and you would have saved yourself all the effort. Having to go there, wait for 20 minutes on a busy evening, then get home, and then pre-heat your oven, then bake the pizza, and most likely, make and serve something else along with it, is still a lot of work. It should not take 20 minutes to make a pizza. If you have enough help, especially on busy weekend nights, it should take a matter of a few minutes to pound/slap out a pizza, top it, and put it in a box.


Also, having a keen eye, and having owned a pizzeria, I watch the too "young" men (meaning, there was no one that was a manager at that time) make the pizza. Not once did they use the scale they had for the use of weighing toppings out. If you want to have a consistent product you weigh your cheese to make sure each pizza, depending on size, has the right amount of cheese. They piled the cheese on, way too much, and it wasn't suppose to be extra cheese. The toppings were scattered aimlessly, when done, some pizza pieces had a fragment of what other pieces had. If we made a pepperoni pizza, you count the slices and make sure the topping covers the pizza. We would make sure our pepperoni would overlap each slice. You MUST be consistent with each pizza you make.


When I moved here I noticed that people who live here are content with the big pizza chains. I think that's why it's so hard to find good pizza around here, and it's why I go to Black Mountain when I want pizza. Those who have lived elsewhere and know what good pizza is strive to find something that can compare.


Was the pizza bad tasting, no, it wasn't, but it may have not had an owner/operator at the helm, and that can easily kill a business for many reasons. It wasn't that the pizza was bad, but the concept may work better elsewhere, but I didn't see it lasting too long here. It's sad to have a business fail, and it's a costly mistake to let one fail.


Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:40 PM
 
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Tutti Frutti yogurt in Simpsonville is closed. The place is cleaned out. I know my wife filed a BBB complaint, because while the yogurt was good, the store was disgusting.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:33 PM
 
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Tutti Frutti yogurt in Simpsonville is closed. The place is cleaned out. I know my wife filed a BBB complaint, because while the yogurt was good, the store was disgusting.
Sounds like you should have contacted the health department, not the BBB.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Staples downtown to close.
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: near downtown Greenville, SC (viewing the sunset vicariously at the North Gulf Shore Beach Access)
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Staples downtown to close.
wondering what will replace it as the Publix next door is always busy
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