Another one bites the dust!

They finally closed Hardee's restaurant at the corner of Florence Blvd & Cox Creek but I doubt many will know because they had such little business.  It's really too bad because had they renovated or rebuilt the restaurant and paid attention to business then they might have been successful.  As for me I stopped, for the most part, visiting Hardee's when Star Hardees decided to eliminate Fried Chicken and Roast Beef from their menu selections.

Now, at the old Ruby  Tuesday's location Panda Express, a fast food, Chinese restaurant is due to open and before they even open have had an effect on the local market.  Genghis Grill has decided, as of Monday (yesterday) to close their doors and eliminate their Florence Location.  I don't know many people that bragged on Genghis Grill and it didn't seem that they had much business but I suppose that they saw the writing on the wall and figured that when Panda Express opens that they would lose even more of their business.  

I hate to see businesses go under but that's just a matter of business and the free market of supply and demand so hopefully Panda Express will open soon and I hope they do good.  It appears that they are fairly close to opening so hopefully it won't be too long.   Also the new Mexican Restaurant in Florence Mall is well under way and will open soon.  I've heard from someone working at the location that they are very similar to a Mexican Restaurant that I knew when I lived in Atlanta and if that is so then it will be a very welcome addition to the quad cities area.

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I never ate there but it reminded me of the Mongolian Grille located by Academy Sports in that you could choose your ingredients and have them grilled up for you.  I just never could get used to choosing all the different ingredients and spices and then raw meats, as they were presented, putting them in that little bowl and handing it over to a person to cook it up. 

Chinese isn't my favorite cuisine but when I do choose to eat Chinese I usually choose Panda Express or Rice Box (here locally).  I usually choose Japaneese over Chinese and thus end up over UMI. 

I will though also add that, even though I haven't eaten there recently, ICHIBAN over in Sheffield (across the road from Georges Steak Pit and down from, and on the same side as, Southland) is always packed out and has a good reputation for having great Asian food and some say the best sushi in the area.

I prefer a Chinese cuisine called dim sum.  However, Ding How II in Huntsville is the nearest place that serves it.  Umi is usually my destination for Asian food, with Yumm as second place (Asian Fusion).  Ichiban has remodeled and really looks nice.  Their food is good, too. 

direstraits posted:

I prefer a Chinese cuisine called dim sum.  However, Ding How II in Huntsville is the nearest place that serves it.  Umi is usually my destination for Asian food, with Yumm as second place (Asian Fusion).  Ichiban has remodeled and really looks nice.  Their food is good, too. 

I'm curious if Ichiban ever started cooking  Japaneese Hibachi style as at UMI?  Before they would just bring it to the table but I wondered if they would ever be able to give you the cook at the table experience?

gbrk posted:
direstraits posted:

I prefer a Chinese cuisine called dim sum.  However, Ding How II in Huntsville is the nearest place that serves it.  Umi is usually my destination for Asian food, with Yumm as second place (Asian Fusion).  Ichiban has remodeled and really looks nice.  Their food is good, too. 

I'm curious if Ichiban ever started cooking  Japaneese Hibachi style as at UMI?  Before they would just bring it to the table but I wondered if they would ever be able to give you the cook at the table experience?

Didn't see the grills when I last ate there -- sushi

 
I know it's crazy but I just expect a Hibachi table cooktop in a Japaneese restaurant.  I'm glad to hear they now have one and I'll have to make another trip over there and try them again. 
 
 
From their Facebook page you can see the Hibachi tables and from their main website I got a look at their menu and looks like they are quite competitive with the other Japaneese restaurants like UMI ( http://www.umijapanesesteakhouse.com/ )
 
I'm just glad to have this choice in the area because from what I can remember when we first moved here there was no Japaneese cuisine to be had in the quad city area.  And speaking of Asian cuisine it doesn't look like long before Panda Express (Fast Food Chinese) will be open and serving customers. 
 

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