Another "restaurant" closed down

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  1. bostonredhead

    bostonredhead Well-Known Member

    Post them here!

    I'll start. I noticed that Quizno's behind DQ on 70 is gone...
  2. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    I noticed that one had closed. Is it just that one or did all the Quizno's close?
  3. gcoats3

    gcoats3 Well-Known Member

    They have been closed for a couple of months.
    At the other end of same shopping center close to CVS Firehouse Subs is scheduled to open April 24.
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  4. tassy

    tassy Well-Known Member

    That one closed Jan 1, i believe, and prior to that she closed the one she had in Smithfield. Quizno's near me in Raleigh on New Bern ave at the Walmart shopping center is still open.
  5. Wayne Stollings

    Wayne Stollings Well-Known Member

    This article is almost a year old, but a lot of the locations have closed.


    When it comes to imploding restaurant chains, Quiznos is in a class by itself. In the past two years, over 44% of its stores have closed. From its 2006 height of over 5,000 restaurants, it’s now under 1,500 units, NRN reports.

    Why are things so bad here, when America clearly loves sub sandwiches and rival Subway is the number-two chain in revenue, after McDonald's ? One of the prime reasons is its poor relations with franchisees, which have felt the company doesn’t do enough to help them operate profitably. This is a story I’ve been following a long time, back to when Quiznos franchise owners sued in the mid-2000s. Though lawsuits have been settled, franchisees remain unhappy, and average store grosses are low relative to competitors.

    Outlook: Grim. Quiznos went through a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization that ended this month, emerging with $400 million less debt and vows to treat franchisees better. But a death spiral this steep is super-tough to reverse, as consumers turn to other brands when they see closed stores in their neighborhoods. Quiznos will need to act quickly — both to improve franchisee relations and to let customers know what makes it special — if it’s to survive. While it’s been shrinking, competitors Firehouse Subs and Jersey Mike’s have been opening stores at a fast clip, so consumers may have moved on at this point.
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  6. Rockyv58

    Rockyv58 Well-Known Member

    I can't wait for the Firehouse Subs to open. I would love to see a Blimpie open up close
  7. PoohBear

    PoohBear Well-Known Member

    We quit going to Quiznos in Clayton because she would not honor Quizno's deal offers. She was a "non-participating" Quiznos. I am confident this policy cost her customers as I heard many customers voice their displeasure to her on this policy.
  8. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Well-Known Member

    When my BFF was in town, we went to the Firehouse Subs in Garner. There isn't one where he lives and he was craving it. It was my first visit. I thought the sandwich was just okay, but it was WAY overpriced...ugh!
  9. space_cowboy

    space_cowboy Well-Known Member

    They've been working on this upfit for months. I hope the subs come out faster!
  10. bosoxfan

    bosoxfan Well-Known Member

    Last week I heard that Firehouse is hoping to open on April 24.
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  11. scbuff

    scbuff Well-Known Member

    Glad it closed down. The only time I went there was the last time. They were too damn cheap on the meats. If I'm paying over 6 dollars for a 6 inch sub, it better be packed .
  12. barney726

    barney726 Well-Known Member

    we miss american hero in walmart shopping center on us 70 in clayton. their cheese steak daily special including a fountain drink and chips for $5.95 was best deal in town. great value, good cheese steak sandwich, friendly and efficient service. that whole area is now deserted. so much for walmart bringing in customers for neighbor businesses.
  13. Boston Redhead

    Boston Redhead Active Member

    Anyone know why the Rockin Comet diner is up for sale?
  14. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    My bid site shows a cookout is bidding a renovation for this spot. I think it was posted before but can't find it now. Looks like a demo rebuild, not renovate.
  15. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    The address of the new owner is the same address for Cookout, so makes sense.
  16. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see at cookout with a sit-down part, not just drive thru. there is one of those on NC 55 in Durham
  17. Smithers

    Smithers Well-Known Member

    There is in-store seating at Cookout in Dunn, and on Jones Sausage Rd in Raleigh.

    Speaking of restaurants closing, I'm hearing that all the Simple Twist restaurants didn't reopen after Christmas.
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  18. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    Smithfield closed early 2023, it's an Indian restaurant. The one in Riverwood closed several months ago I thought, it's been a Mexican restaurant since at least June 2023.

    The one at 40/42 closed at Christmas and didn't reopen. They posted about it online.
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  19. tassy

    tassy Well-Known Member

    IIRC they had just opened one in Dunn too.
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  20. jesse82nc

    jesse82nc Well-Known Member

    That's right, I forgot that opened in the Spring of 2023 I think. It does look like that is closed as well now. Permanently. It didn't even make it a year.

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