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#1 charlottenian

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 12:55 PM

Was a very good restaurant and Dan Morgan is a very nice guy but the restaurant business is brutal

Friends and Family of Sweet T's Diner, it is with heavy heart and deep regret that we announce the closing of the Diner. The current environment coupled with the circumstances beyond our control has presented insurmountable challenges we did not anticipate. Please know that we fought as hard as we could to keep the restaurant open - we simply could not continue to personally overcome these challenges.
Thanks for all your enduring support during this venture....we truly value each and every one of you."

#2 Jbro

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 12:59 PM

I would not suggest a hobo turn to you for advice let alone a former NFL player. With that said, it sucks that it's happening but you win some you loose some. I am sure Dan is smart enough to use this as a learning experience and that will only make Cheeze Mo's stronger.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 01:00 PM

I would not suggest a hobo turn to you for advice let alone a former NFL player. It sucks that it's happening but you win some you loose some.


did you wipe the brown stain off your nose before you posted?

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 01:01 PM

How is it a brown stain that I would not take advice from a 400 lb Dr wanna be?

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#5 charlottenian

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 01:04 PM

How is it a brown stain that I would not take advice from a 400 lb Dr wanna be?


I have an MBA, MD and MHSA.... I think I can I have earned enough degrees. BTW my weight is down from 600 to 218 but thanks for the insight.

#6 Jbro

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 01:07 PM

How is your car dealership doing? Mom and dad bought you any new hummers lately?

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 04:13 PM

How is your car dealership doing? Mom and dad bought you any new hummers lately?



Or threaten any more frightened, defenseless squatters with a crowbar? "My daddy owns this slum now!"

#8 Matt Foley

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 05:41 PM

Some guy named Jerry Richardson did okay.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:16 PM

Sweet T's was a diner with absolutely no atmosphere that didn't cover the fact of it's mediocre food. That really wasn't Dan's baby, Cheez Mo's is...even though I haven't gone there, it's always busy and people seem to like it.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 08:56 PM

rest biz is super tough. guys i grew up with family has always owned one.
I know one of the dude's who owns Cosmo's and they just had a write up in the Ob about them being around so long. 9 years is like 20 yrs in the rest biz nowadays.

#11 Matt Foley

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:13 PM

rest biz is super tough. guys i grew up with family has always owned one.
I know one of the dude's who owns Cosmo's and they just had a write up in the Ob about them being around so long. 9 years is like 20 yrs in the rest biz nowadays.


There was an awesome restaurant in Dilworth called Planet Grill years ago. Man that place was awesome. And always packed. And yet, it didn't survive. I think the owners of restaurants tend to put too much of the profit up their noses and it bites them in the ass.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:17 PM

There was an awesome restaurant in Dilworth called Planet Grill years ago. Man that place was awesome. And always packed. And yet, it didn't survive. I think the owners of restaurants tend to put too much of the profit up their noses and it bites them in the ass.


I remember that place. Make your own meal kinda thing?

#13 Matt Foley

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 09:21 PM

I remember that place. Make your own meal kinda thing?


Yep. Mongolian buffet. Cheap. Delicious. Right across from that Greek place on East Blvd.

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 10:36 PM

There was an awesome restaurant in Dilworth called Planet Grill years ago. Man that place was awesome. And always packed. And yet, it didn't survive. I think the owners of restaurants tend to put too much of the profit up their noses and it bites them in the ass.


Before I joined the Navy back in 1986, I worked in a restaurant. My job for about a year was to order all the supplies and assist in maintaining the books. Having good food was not enough. We had a manager who was an excellent cook, and good at managing cooks, but a poor boss in other aspects. Just had no clue about the personnel side of the business. Our profit margin was about 1%. The owner eventually canned him, and the new manager was about to get the profit up to a healthy 8-10%.

Fwiw, I wouldn't go back into the food business unless it was a last resort.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 02:18 AM

I worked for 4 for different local restaurants through high school and college and can say with absolute confidence that opening a restaurant is a dead wish. If you provide great food you have impossibly slim margins, if you provide mediocre food you don't get a customer base. You can't win.


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