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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Food PSA: Fertitta Finally Purchases McCormick & Schmick's

Not really "good news", I'm really no fan of the Fertitta Empire.  Back in March, Landry's (Fertittaville) offered Mc &Smick $9.25/share or $137 million for the restaurant chain.  That buys 80 restaurants in 26 states with an estimated $300 million annual net revenue (per the Houston Chronicle).  SOOO, chain, chain, chain......of dining fools.  I know there are smallish towns where just such chains are considered the nicest place to dine (I was reared near one).  I know, there are Landry/Fertitta groupies out there.  I'm not one of them. 

Oh well, we should all "SLGT" and find the small restauranteur in the little, unique and un-franchised joint and give him or her the business.  Occupy Food Street, refuse the megalomonsters - eat local, or watch local businesses die.

Rant Over.