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Another Traditional All American Burger Joint/Cruise bites the dust

Post by Steve on Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:17 pm

I was horribly disappointed when my family wanted to go to Rich's in Somers Ct for a burger and found that it had been converted to a computer repair place. This place was a neighborhood institution and hosted a great cruise in ev3ery Thursday night. Last year they moved the cruise down the street and served food from a trailor and it really seemed to hurt attendance.

I am worried that in years to come we will have onlt big chain burgers left, from McDonald's to Red Robin.

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Re: Another Traditional All American Burger Joint/Cruise bites the dust

Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:09 pm

Sorry to hear that Steve. is the ECONOMY.

It seems that most people want to have a "Race to the Bottom".
They buy the cheapest clothes, the cheapest cars, the cheapest gas and even the cheapest fast food.

Unfortunately we lost a family Clam Bar and Burger Shack in Norwich. It was also a place for the weekly Classic Car cruise for the local car guys.

They had the best shakes and old fashioned ice cream sodas. You could get a Cheeseburger Club Meal for $8.95 and it was a third of a pound of hamburger. They could not compete with McDonalds selling McDoubles for a $1.00 and Wendy's selling a Double Stack for a $1.00. The place had been in business since 1959 and the son had no interest in running it at a loss.

Pretty soon all we will have left is Walmart, Home Depot, McDonalds, the Dollar Store and Costco.

People don't care what the effect is on jobs in the United States, manufacturing in the U.S. and keeping the local 'Mom and Pop' stores open.

As long as they can buy all this cr*p as cheap as possible they are happy.

Buy a the Republic of Korea.

Sorry for the rant but my job went to China

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