Regardless of how Wan or anyone else feels about these businesses, these are businesses that are the livelihood of people. If they want to change Cheshire Bridge, why not create a solution instead of just trying to close the business. Just like when they closed the 24 hour clubs like Backstreet, they should have had a solution - let's move these types of clubs to an industrial area (or something like that). Instead they want to put businesses out of business in order to create a perceived utopia.
@mrgjr - Farm Burger
@AtlantaAdvocate & metito - While I agree there are lots of burger places, I have yet to run into a situation where I can't find the desired cuisine oI want because of excessive burger (FroYo, cupcakes, pizza, taqueria) places in the city. Vote with your wallet as everyone else does. As for South Buckhead, what burger places ARE in South Buckhead? I can't think of any.
I can't see them ending it totally, but the volume really does need to be decreased. A LOT!
Bodell - Asking for something to be provided at a price lower than the posted price is ridiculous. I like burgers, but don't eat cheeseburgers. I have never once asked for 50 cents or $1 off the price of my food because they're saving money by not providing me the cheese. Yes, they were out of the sweet potato fries, but I assume there were other options. And the fact that the manager offered you 2 milk shakes which costs way more than a side of fries shows he was trying to help, even if said manager was bitchy.
T From ATL - Your comment is the height of stupidity. People pay for 1) the value they perceive and 2) what they can afford. Well #2 isn't really accurate as many people spend more than they can afford. But we have choices. I can go to the store and buy meat and make a burger. I can go to McDonalds. I can go to 5 Guys. I can go to 5 Napkin. Nothing to do with a sucker being born every minute. If that's true, why do we buy Coke instead of Kroger brand soda? Why do we buy anything other than the cheapest car available? Why don't we just buy material at a fabric store and make simple clothes like the Amish? It's all about what we want and what we can/should spend money on. I assume you spend money on items that others would say is a waste, but if it brings you happiness, make a $14 burger brings others happiness. Or an $8 burger. I'm assuming you don't eat out, because an $8 burger at a sit down restaurant is pretty much the going rate. Do you not eat out at any place other than McDonalds or Krystal?
I think they'll eventually realize their markups are too high considering the food they're serving. If they lower their prices, they'll last longer. Curiosity will get people in the door the first time. Reasonable prices will get them to return.
Smitty - In town Taco Mac's have closed? Peachtree @ Metropolis; Philips Arena; Lindbergh; Decatur. All open.
My favorite is the tip jar at Yoforia. I serve myself and put it on a scale myself. The cashier rings it up. And they want a tip for that? Hilarious!
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