A new restaurant destined to fail

@NJChicaa (103295)
United States
October 13, 2021 6:57pm CST
I've lived in this micro-area for almost 18 years. It is pretty much a blue collar area except for the million dollar waterfront homes on the river. These days Trump flags are often seen. A long time restaurant closed and was sold a year or 2 ago. It was bought by Orthodox Jewish people with the intention of turning it into a kosher meat restaurant. Today was the first day that I think they were open for a "soft open". Lamb chops are $90 and with no side. A veal chop is $76. A side of brussel sprouts is $21. SERIOUSLY? $21 for brussel sprouts. Most people don't even want to eat them for free on a good day. I saw some chicken entree that was just $40 but the prices are just off the charts. They may have a good concept but they picked the wrong location. This is a middle-class area without a big population of Orthodox or Hasidic Jewish residents who will patronize it.
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@RasmaSandra (47274)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Oct
Personally I think perhaps they would do better opening up a Jewish deli with normal prices and really delicious corned beef and pastrami sandwich but then who am i to say, Those prices are out of this world,
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@marlina (133043)
• Canada
14 Oct
Those prices are out of this world, yes, they are!
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• United States
14 Oct
Yes, that does sound like a poor choice of location for that sort of restaurant. The one way that they might succeed even with that location is if they are also doing catering. Serious money is often spent on weddings (in general, but especially Hasidic weddings) and bar and bat mitzvah celebrations.
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@marlina (133043)
• Canada
14 Oct
Not too many people are able to afford those prices
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@allen0187 (54507)
• Philippines
14 Oct
Location is very important in any business. Still, I hope that they do well despite of the circumstances.
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@wolfgirl569 (49110)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Oct
I could not afford to eat there.
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@kaylachan (26516)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Oct
At those prices I don't know who could afford to eat there. I know that I like chicken and stuff, but uh... even though I 'could' technocally afford it, doesn't mean I'd want to pay that much.
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@sallypup (49020)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Oct
Those are some sky high prices. I wish them well but I sure couldn't afford to eat there very often.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Oct
Whoa! Those prices are out of sight for area. Strange!
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@JimBo452020 (63865)
• Montrose, Scotland
14 Oct
Sounds like someone had a dream
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