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PostSubject: Fact or Fiction???   Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:35 pm

OK people Ive had no fewer than 8 different people tell me that we are getting an Olive Garden in the new motel out by Wally World. True or not? Does anyone know?
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:52 pm

ok,well this is my thought........they don't put Olive Gardens in hotels. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:56 pm

Their website says:

OLIVE GARDEN
Site Selection Criteria
Building Criteria
Building Square Footage 7,500 8,500

Land needs 1.7 2.4 acres (16,900 17,700 sf pad)
Location Prime regional focal point

Parking requirements 125 - 145 spaces

Building Height 22

Typical Lease Terms
Base Rent Negotiable
CAM Negotiable Cap and audit rights required
Tax Pro-rata
Insurance Pro-rata
% Rent None
Initial Term 10 years
Renewal Options Four 5-year options

Demographic Requirements
Population Trade areas with a minimum of 100,000 people within
a 15 minute drive time.

Traffic Count 30,000 A.D.T
Area of Focus Prime regional locations


*My bet is on Fiction. EP would have a better idea, though.

Olive Garden criteria <--Link
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:24 am

luv2cook wrote:
OK people Ive had no fewer than 8 different people tell me that we are getting an Olive Garden in the new motel out by Wally World. True or not? Does anyone know?

Olive Garden Executive wrote:
And this place they call Hace only has 125 resturants per person if you count the cemetaries and really wants us there bad.


Olive Garden CEO wrote:
Give that man a pair of coveralls and a toilet brush and.....Hey!! Who took my McNuggets?

No offense, but this area needs to learn about the world from someplace besides watching cattle.

Hace Area Resident wrote:
Graze Graze Graze ..Hmm whats that?? Oh, a tornado...Graze Graze Graze.. What?? Oh, a flood. Graze Graze Graze. What was that? Oh, just a coyote.... Graze Graze Graze (Pause, take a dump) Graze Graze Graze Graze Graze...............



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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:53 am

Olive Garden in Hays? Sorry, it ain't happening.

Here's a suggestion: Get on a website like cooks.com or foodnetwork.com, find a recipe and make your own. It's a helluva a lot less expensive and you can make it exactly the way you and your family like it. Go to your favorite dispenser of adult beverages, pick up a bottle of good wine for less than OG charges for a single glass, and if the food's not perfect, nobody will care.

Or there's always Napoli's. Or Ragu. From what I've heard, there's not much difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:54 am

I heard some seafood kinda joint might be going out there maybe I heard bulllshit...wait and see!
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:56 am

Not to meniton another auto parts store going up in the old Wallly world parking lot
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:31 pm

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I heard some seafood kinda joint might be going out there maybe I heard bulllshit...wait and see!

My guess would be something along the line of Houlihan's, T.G.I. Friday's or Chili's. I know they're just Applebee's with a different paint job, but they all like expansion into markets where Applebee's has done fairly well. Just like Wendy's and Burger King will pop up where McDonald's is doing well. Saves on market research.
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:49 pm

suzyr wrote:
Their website says:

OLIVE GARDEN
Site Selection Criteria
Building Criteria
Building Square Footage 7,500 8,500

Land needs 1.7 2.4 acres (16,900 17,700 sf pad)
Location Prime regional focal point

Parking requirements 125 - 145 spaces




*My bet is on Fiction. EP would have a better idea, though.
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Olive Garden criteria <--Link

Now see the part in red IS fiction cause there is NO WAY the OG in Wichita on Rock off of Central has that many parking spaces. Anyway I figured this was bogus, but I keep on hearing it so I thought Id ask.
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:45 pm

My sources tell me there is another mexican restaurant going in. All i can say is go figure, Hays doesn't have enough mexican restaurants already.
I'm starting to realize that Gardner is kind of like Hays with its eating establishments. We have the typical choices of Mexican and pizza. There is another pizza place that opened up last week to go along with Pizza Hut, Gambino's, and Domino's. This place is called Johnny Breschi's (sp). I ate at one in Olathe but i thought it was a little pricey and it didn't taste any different that pizza hut.
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:53 pm

luv2cook wrote:
suzyr wrote:
Their website says:

OLIVE GARDEN
Site Selection Criteria
Building Criteria
Building Square Footage 7,500 8,500

Land needs 1.7 2.4 acres (16,900 17,700 sf pad)
Location Prime regional focal point

Parking requirements 125 - 145 spaces




*My bet is on Fiction. EP would have a better idea, though.
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Olive Garden criteria <--Link

Now see the part in red IS fiction cause there is NO WAY the OG in Wichita on Rock off of Central has that many parking spaces. Anyway I figured this was bogus, but I keep on hearing it so I thought Id ask.

Those requirements may have been updated since that OG opened. It's been there for quite a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:04 am

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Anyway I figured this was bogus, but I keep on hearing it so I thought Id ask.


That rumor has floated around Hays for a lot of years. Giant corporations don't put in restaurants just because people in a small town think it would do well. They have years of research and history to help them decide where they are going to expand. For example, the three Darden restaurants in Topeka (Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse) all do very well, especially considering that they are all basically in the same location in front of the mall. However, I doubt seriously if they have any plans to put a Seasons 52 or a Capital Grille in Topeka, even though they're all part of the same company.
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PostSubject: Re: Fact or Fiction???   Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:24 am

When I was a kid We went to A&W or maybe Dan's Cafe. On rare occasion we went to Al's Chickenette. On very special occasions we might go to the Ramada or another resturant. For dessert or a summer treat we'd hit Dairy Queen or Tastee Freeze. When I was alone I might go to Bike's for the cheap burger and fries. There was also the Varsity and the Drive In Theater.

If we had pizza it was usually made at home. If we had fish it was because we'd gone fishing. If we had BBQ it was usually on the home grill. We never seemed to get bored with that.

Nowdays it seems so many are in a perpetual search for a new place to stuff their face. Makes me wonder when the vomitoriums will come back in favor.

Ok family, here's the plan.... First we hit the new Cambodian cafe with a Chinese cook trained by Tibetan Monks. Then we go try that new Argentina steak house. Then we get some secret recipe Costa Rican Chicken. Then the Siberian crab shack. And then we have a Chicago special deep dish New York style pizza, and finish up with the House of cakes. Everybody got your gagging sticks?
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