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    (another) Great new idea

    I have a GREAT new idea for a restaurant chain! We could name it "J.P. McMullen's" The interior would have lots of interesting antique (or even faux antique) stuff on the walls...old black and white photographs, license plates, old movie posters, defunct brand soft drink signs, or even old gas station signs!!!!!! The menu would feature excellent and interesting entrees like: New York stip steaks, chicken tenders, triple decker club/pub sandwiches, we'd also feature special appetizers like deluxe nachos, and buffalo wings but check this out...we'd advertise them as being SUPER HOT!!!! People will fall in love with this place I'm telling you! Do you think I might be on to something? Any other suggestions of what could be done with this great new restaurant idea? Share your enthusiasm!

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I have a GREAT new idea for a restaurant chain! We could name it "J.P. McMullen's" ...interesting antique (or even faux antique) stuff on the walls...old black and white photographs, license plates, old movie posters, defunct brand soft drink signs, or even old gas station signs!!!!!! ... New York stip steaks, chicken tenders, triple decker club/pub sandwiches...
    On Urban Planet we refer to such joints as "Johnny O'Chilibees."

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I have a GREAT new idea for a restaurant chain! We could name it "J.P. McMullen's" The interior would have lots of interesting antique (or even faux antique) stuff on the walls...old black and white photographs, license plates, old movie posters, defunct brand soft drink signs, or even old gas station signs!!!!!! The menu would feature excellent and interesting entrees like: New York stip steaks, chicken tenders, triple decker club/pub sandwiches, we'd also feature special appetizers like deluxe nachos, and buffalo wings but check this out...we'd advertise them as being SUPER HOT!!!! People will fall in love with this place I'm telling you! Do you think I might be on to something? Any other suggestions of what could be done with this great new restaurant idea? Share your enthusiasm!
    Don't forget about the "flair"

    I know you're making fun, but people have made boatloads of cash off of the bar and grill concept.
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    Speaking of restaurants, how come nobody has come up with the obvious alternative to "Hooters"? A bar and grill featuring certain types of men and catering to horny women. What would it be called?
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Speaking of restaurants, how come nobody has come up with the obvious alternative to "Hooters"? A bar and grill featuring certain types of men and catering to horny women. What would it be called?
    Woodies.....
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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    plus, I got a grease stain on a prominent feminine part of my jacket and I don't have time to go home and change today - blah blah blah - wah waah waaaah
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Speaking of restaurants, how come nobody has come up with the obvious alternative to "Hooters"? A bar and grill featuring certain types of men and catering to horny women. What would it be called?
    Shamalama Ding Dong's
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Speaking of restaurants, how come nobody has come up with the obvious alternative to "Hooters"? A bar and grill featuring certain types of men and catering to horny women. What would it be called?
    All I know is the menu would have lots of dishes featuring sausage or hot dogs prominently. Maybe Rocky Mountain oysters too.

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Woodies.....
    On a serious note, this is a great idea but I fear it would soon become a "Bachelorette Party-only" type of restaurant. The thing that Hooters has is society deems it more appropriate to have half-naked women around than half-naked men. The women I know don't mind eating there but I can't think of a straight-male I know who would accompany his partner to Woodies.
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    Quote Originally posted by stroskey View post
    ...society deems it more appropriate to have half-naked women around than half-naked men...
    I absolutely love society.
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    Quote Originally posted by stroskey View post
    On a serious note, this is a great idea but I fear it would soon become a "Bachelorette Party-only" type of restaurant. The thing that Hooters has is society deems it more appropriate to have half-naked women around than half-naked men. The women I know don't mind eating there but I can't think of a straight-male I know who would accompany his partner to Woodies.
    That is because half-naked women look better than half-naked men. I think women will agree with this. Society just doesn't want to see anymore back fat than they have to. Hooter's has this, but is also accompanied by front fat... if you get my drift.

    Women are also much more conservative when it comes to sexuality. They like to pretend like it doesn't exist. Men will happily go get a beer watch a football game and look at a half-naked woman.

    I do think a completely phallic menu could work though. (Corn on the cob with a large polish sausage. Served with fingerling potatoes and for desert a Popsicle.)
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    Quote Originally posted by stroskey View post
    On a serious note, this is a great idea but I fear it would soon become a "Bachelorette Party-only" type of restaurant. The thing that Hooters has is society deems it more appropriate to have half-naked women around than half-naked men. The women I know don't mind eating there but I can't think of a straight-male I know who would accompany his partner to Woodies.
    I just named it, I wouldn't go to it. Nor to the competing chain, Softies...
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Speaking of restaurants, how come nobody has come up with the obvious alternative to "Hooters"? A bar and grill featuring certain types of men and catering to horny women. What would it be called?
    I always tease my wife that my friends and I are going to start a place like this and call it "The Woodshed".

    I'd like to see another version of Hooters for guys who, like Sir Mix-a-lot, enjoy big butts. I'd call it "Booties".
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Any other suggestions of what could be done with this great new restaurant idea? Share your enthusiasm!
    How about having waitrons singing happy birthday songs based on other popular songs?

    We wish you a Happy Birthday!
    We wish you a Happy Birthday!
    We wish you a Happy Birthday!
    And a Merry Next Year!


    As for the opposite of Peckers, that's already been done.



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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    I always tease my wife that my friends and I are going to start a place like this and call it "The Woodshed".
    There's probably a place with that name already in San Francisco or Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, right around the corner from The Manhole, The Tool Shed, The Male Slot, Bottoms Up, and The Junk Yard.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    .... Nor to the competing chain, Softies...
    Or the third chain where waiters serve the ladies from a pool, Shrinkages.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Or the third chain where waiters serve the ladies from a pool, Shrinkages.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    There's probably a place with that name already in San Francisco or Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, right around the corner from The Manhole, The Tool Shed, The Male Slot, Bottoms Up, and The Junk Yard.
    Ah, you're probably right! I remember a place in Toronto near the old Cabbagetown neighborhood called "Zippers" and the sign had a picture of the crotch of a pair of jeans with a partially open zipper.
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    Okay, so another great idea dawned on me.....why not open a store that sells a lot of different types of things and organize that store into several different "departments." You could sell suits or shirts, for example, in a 'men's clothing department' or sell rings and necklaces in a 'jewelry department'. Heck, why not build a big store downtown where patrons can conveniently do all their shopping while they're downtown? Is this a great idea or what!?
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I created a direct competitor to Chick Fil A once. It was basically a burger joint but had BEEF NUGGETS on the menu rather than chicken nuggets.

    Also it was designed as a drive thru only restaurant and was to sit above the cars. It would use a system of vacuum tubes and/or dumbwaiters to move the food from the upstairs building. I figured I could fit a ton more drive thru lanes under it rather than around it. I didn't really think about the merge lanes though, or the fact that I'd need to install in elevator to get equipment in and out. This was really a bad idea.

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    What would really fly in my town is this crazy idea. A restaurant, but get this! Instead of ordering from a menu I would just put out a bunch of different entree, sides, and deserts on tables. Maybe some heat lamps or hot water to keep them warm. Then people would just get up and get whatever they wanted. I'd make a killing because I wouldn't need any wait staff and people would love getting a mix of different entrees rather than just one thing. I just need a catchy name to call this spread of buffet tables.
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    Quote Originally posted by dvdneal View post
    What would really fly in my town is this crazy idea. A restaurant, but get this! Instead of ordering from a menu I would just put out a bunch of different entree, sides, and deserts on tables. Maybe some heat lamps or hot water to keep them warm. Then people would just get up and get whatever they wanted. I'd make a killing because I wouldn't need any wait staff and people would love getting a mix of different entrees rather than just one thing. I just need a catchy name to call this spread of buffet tables.
    I don't know about that...it can get out of hand.

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    Quote Originally posted by dvdneal View post
    What would really fly in my town is this crazy idea. A restaurant, but get this! Instead of ordering from a menu I would just put out a bunch of different entree, sides, and deserts on tables. Maybe some heat lamps or hot water to keep them warm. Then people would just get up and get whatever they wanted. I'd make a killing because I wouldn't need any wait staff and people would love getting a mix of different entrees rather than just one thing. I just need a catchy name to call this spread of buffet tables.
    That could never work. There would be no end to eating. Greedy pigs would sit there all day eating up all your profits.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    That could never work. There would be no end to eating. Greedy pigs would sit there all day eating up all your profits.
    I'll just have to cut back on the quality to make the numbers work.
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    OH man I forgot about my best idea though. A restaurant somewhere like Myrtle Beach or Virginia Beach (typical touristy beach). The restaurant is a theme restaurant, like a Medieval Times or Dixie Stampede, but it's on a PIRATE SHIP. It sails around the water, live pirate shows, etc. The plan was to have two ships that duel in the end.

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    The two battling pirate ships is an awesome idea for a restaurant. But you want to know an even better idea - a space themed restaurant! You could launch customers into space and serve them space food like: Tang, space sticks, apple sauce in plastic tubes. Might have to make a few adjustments on the menu and pricing but I'm convinced it'd work. Better start crowdfunding now....
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Household sized slushy machines.

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