Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Slice of Depression

June 13, 2011
Marie Callender's closes 31 units amid bankruptcy

The closures were so sudden, some diners were forced to leave while they were still eating.

No apple pie for you!

6 comments:

Mr Slippery said...

They closed 31 stores? Almost exactly 10 pi.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Mr Slippery,

If decapi means 10 pi then here's a word that might describe our economy.

Decaf

getyourselfconnected said...

"The closures were so sudden, some diners were forced to leave while they were still eating."

Well there they go, now it is a take out model!!! They should IPO the new model ASAP and partner with Groupon.

Stagflationary Mark said...

GYSC,

Hello. Will you be attempting to dine with us this evening and/or would you prefer your order to go?

This new economy sure does complicate things.

BadTux said...

The sad thing is that they didn't let those customers finish eating. Back in my days in the restaurant business umpity-ump years ago, if people were still eating at closing time, we locked the doors but we let them finish eating, then let them out one by one as they paid (can't forget the "paid" part :) ). The closers took about an hour to clean and vacuum everything anyhow, so it wasn't as if letting them finish their meal was a big deal.

But I suppose when you're working for a soul-less megacorporation rather than for a small business or franchisee, giving a **** about such things doesn't come into play. Welcome to MegaCorpFood, we don't care, we don't have to. Which reminds me of one reason why so many businesses fail -- they treat their customers as if they don't want their customers' money. And the customers return the favor.

Stagflationary Mark said...

BadTux,

The sad thing is that they didn't let those customers finish eating.

I shared this story with my girlfriend and she didn't believe me!