Monday, August 13, 2007

mmm....labor/cost reductions

How exciting, AP reviewed a generic, cafeteria style place in a farflung location! Ha! I was looking at old posts because I seem to remember making an earlier crack about AP reviewing a place where the food sounded like it was assembled by robots, and lo and behold, it's about another generic, cafeteria style place in Folsom!!!

Read some of the inspiring quotes by the restauranteurs behind these two places. Don't they just make your mouth start watering?

"We wanted to offer good products, but also (factor in) labor-cost reductions. So we put together the concept of bringing together reputable food companies that we scouted out.

here's one from the most recent review:

"Several elements came together. I envisioned a place that would offer quick service, with better quality than anyone else in the quick-service segment, at prices that could compete. It took a few years to pull the trigger, but 80 percent of the concept was born that night."

Wow, I love restaurants that start out with sensible business concepts, they're always the most delicious! I like to eat a sandwich and think about the profit margin and the branding concept and such.

The Bee had a little article about the fair that got some cute comments, but par for the course for the Bee comments, there is almost instantly a thinly veiled racist comment. See if you can spot it.

3 comments:

FFT said...

i used to eat in generic style suburban cafeteria's till all the hip-hop kids ruined them for me ... which makes me laugh now cos that's actually half-true, as i'm suddenly reminded of all the cafeteria's (called "casino cafeteria," i think?) at the big french supermarkets like Leclerc and Casino and Carrefour and a lot of young french hip-hop kids eat there, but that didn't scare me off. they're usually in the communist neighborhoods and that's how i ride. cheap eats, meh food, if you're in a pinch and renting videos it's a good snack place. (stop blatantly jockeying for AP's gig, btw)

Anonymous said...

>>The fair isn't that bad. It's good for the family except at night when all the hip hop thugs show up and lounge around starting trouble. They ruin it for everyone.
I'm looking forward to going this year.<<

Wasn't exactly tough to spot. Of course, the person who wrote it would probably quickly add someting along the lines of, "some of my best friends are..." or (even better) "See, there's black people and there's..."

Ed

Anonymous said...

"It was a revelation," he recalled on the phone. "Several elements came together. I envisioned a place that would offer quick service, with better quality than anyone else in the quick-service segment, at prices that could compete. It took a few years to pull the trigger, but 80 percent of the concept was born that night."

No WAY! What a crazy visonary this guy is!

-Patrone