Okay sometimes the Food Board has died down somewhat on the Times Daily forums list but I have to admit that food is close to my heart and the way I talk about it you would think I was 400 pounds.
That said and being non-relevant at all to what I was going to post I am wondering if anyone else ask themselves ....
How does Hardees, located at the intersection of Florence Boulevard and Cox Creek remain in business? I mean I hardly ever see many people eating there and they have had their share of bad food ratings and health scores recently. Here you have one of the most desirable locations in the Shoals and yet hardly anyone ever eats there? I, personally like Hardees but admit that I don't eat there much anymore ever since the new owners stopped serving the Hardees Roast Beef and did away with their fried Chicken which I thought was pretty good.
I am glad that they went back to charbroiled burgers but seems that Bojangles and Jack's along with McDonalds has stolen their Breakfast crowds and frankly I just never see many people eating there at all. About the only cars you ever see parked there are the employees. I hate to see any place go under but for such a great location you would think either Hardees, if a corporate store, would, tear down and build a new store or renovate the one there to try and restore some of the lost business.
Other Hardee's locations seem to do pretty good such as the one on Hwy 43 up toward Tennessee and Rogersville's location actualy does fairly good. I don't know too much about the Muscle Shoals location, other than the one that closed down where ALDI built, but at least when I go by there I see lots of cars in the parking lot. The Florence store has hardly any, most anytime you see it and for the location that's just not what you would expect from a place that continues to stay in business.