Huckleby wrote:I get a kick out of all the FANTASTIC BBQ joints that people are writing odes to. If they were so great, why did they go out of business? I suspect they charged too much for the Madison market.
You mean all two of them? Big Mama & Uncle Fats closed like 10 years ago. Porky Pine Pete's never really had a chance (legal issues, not much of sign, poor business plan, constantly running out of food).
A lot of places go out of business that don't have corporate backing. Those with coporate backing can make a few mistakes or suck to some degree and keep going for quite awhile because they can undercut the competion and get bailed out when they screw up or fail. Case in point: Old Country Buffet still in business after filing bankruptcy.
But riddle me this: why is Fat Jack's, where you can get all you can eat for $10 usually dead, but Texas Roadhouse where a full rack and two sides costs almost $20 and the place is jam packed pretty much all the time?
I do not believe price and quantity are always the most important factors regarding food and dining out.
We can agree to disagree at this point, but beware for that time in your life where you smell the BBQ smoke wafting out the back of a rib joint, you sit down and the ribs fall off the bone, melt in your mouth, and have such an awesomely smokey taste you will never want to waste your time on inferior ribs again.
Or maybe not...