beautyfromashes wrote:Yes, Chef Burger. I remember that his mom investor got fired, right?, and he had to sell Pizza Bella and close the burger place. Had 1924 Main too which became The Reiger. Had a good thing going all around. I wonder where he is now.
I remember Chef Burger having the walk up window that was brought up a couple posts up and did good business at the beginning. I think this town really wants to support local businesses. Put a Local Pig burger spot there and watch the crowd roll in. It seems they are starting to move this direction with P&L, but Cordish needs to quit trying to overthink some of their choices for tenants. Perhaps, they are just now starting to understand the market as referenced by the KC Joes restaurant and we'll see a move away from national retreads.
Cordish wants a good mix of local and national. Tourists often don't want local and sometimes will hit up a familiar spot unfortunately. Cordish has been seeking out local groups for years with moderate success. They've been in contact with the owner of Joes for years trying to get him on board. Bringing along the Back Napkin group really helped there. Just like BRGR, Cordish reached out to them to begin the conversations.
I'd love to have a 24/7 spot but a "burger" joint is the last thing the district needs. You can get a burger at damn near every restaurant. I reached out to the local McDonalds franchise owner because I know a McDonalds would kill in the BK spot. The issue with BK has always been management. It would be cool to have a walk up window, much like the new Country Road location is going to have.