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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.


  1. More salt! There goes a pretty decent sea food joint. But it ain't Danton's.

  2. Yes actually if there is small place the chain would be really very good news for those who are fond of eating.

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