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KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:16 pm
Are the take out only stores still equipped with drive thrus? I assume so.
I feel like the one I read about was in the heart of London. I don't believe it had a drive thru.

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WSPanic wrote:
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dukuboy1 wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:02 pm
interesting details shared here, especially the MCD's corporate mandates.
I question the validity of the "No drive thru means no McD's". I have no doubt that McD's was not into whatever offer the franchisee was trying to do at P&L, but we're taking their word for it on this one? It's clearly not a corporate mandate, so I think there's a bit more to it than what has been presented here.
This is McDonalds new flagship location in the heart of downtown Chicago ( it has multiple drive through lanes).

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These are a few of the urban McDonalds that I pass on my way home (SOHO and West End). The MCD here have a lot of foods that can be eaten quickly while on the go. They offer a line of pretty tasty wraps for only 1.5-2 pounds. Stores usually have limited seating which is often on a different level (basement). Most have transitioned away from manual cash registers as well.

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I think trying to change the mind of American fast food conglomerates toward eliminating drive thrus would be more difficult than trying to attract European chains that already have an understanding of urban living.

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Let’s get a greggs and nandos

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Please tell me that McD in downtown Chicago did not come at the expense of the rock and roll McDonald's.

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Riverite wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Let’s get a greggs and nandos
Love Nandos. We pretty much skip the Chicago Street Food places and replaced it with Nandos

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mean wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:54 am
Please tell me that McD in downtown Chicago did not come at the expense of the rock and roll McDonald's.
It did :(

Also - there's a Portillos with a drive through in downtown Chicago that always backs up into the street. Im not sure if you'd qualify that as 'fast' food (it's an institution like Pink's or the Varsity in Atl). It would be nice if they could redevelop that building with something more dense and keep Portillos on the ground floors.

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Theirs a lot of Italian Beef joints not here.

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You can't barely get a proper Italian Beef in this town. North End has one. Not many other good ones come to mind. R.I.P. Moe's Italian Spot.

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WSPanic wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:41 pm
You can't barely get a proper Italian Beef in this town. North End has one. Not many other good ones come to mind. R.I.P. Moe's Italian Spot.
RIP Mo's. That place was amazing.

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would LOVE a Portillos in KC

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dukuboy1 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:19 pm
would LOVE a Portillos in KC
I see it as a P/L type of establishment.

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normalthings wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:16 pm
dukuboy1 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:19 pm
would LOVE a Portillos in KC
I see it as a P/L type of establishment.
I work downtown and would be all for it. Weird that they have locations in IL, IN, WI. IA, MN,MI all Midwest mostly around the Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, & Indianapolis areas. Then they have random ones in FL, AZ, and CA.

Need to keep the Midwest flavor alive and hit KC :)

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Their now even in ST. Louis area but Rally's is.

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KC used to have a few Rally's around

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It would be amazing if we could set up one of these downtown during the lunch and dinner hours. Maybe an unused private ally or parking lot could be repurposed for a few hours a day. It could also be spun as a way to allow smaller business owners and entrepreneurs a way to participate in the growth and revitalization of downtown.

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What about in front of visit KC in that alley? I think that small market would work swimmingly

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Riverite wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:42 pm
What about in front of visit KC in that alley? I think that small market would work swimmingly
That’s The President parking garage exit

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flyingember wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:57 pm
Riverite wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:42 pm
What about in front of visit KC in that alley? I think that small market would work swimmingly
That’s The President parking garage exit
No

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first it would want to go like where other Commerical is and on a Pad Site.

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