September 2013

Outrageous! McDonald’s drive-thru time soars to 189 seconds!

September 30, 2013
Outrageous! McDonald's drive-thru time soars to 189 seconds!

QSR Magazine reported that the average drive-through transaction at McDonald’s is longer than usual: 189 seconds. For shame! You mean to tell me I have to wait 3 minutes and 9 seconds for ol’ Ron McD to sling me some burgers and fries? Surely you jest! The outrage! Oh, the humanity! Somehow this isn’t truly […]

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Take note, indie eateries, chain restaurant survey says booze drives frequency

September 24, 2013
Take note, indie eateries, chain restaurant survey says booze drives frequency

A recent survey by Consumer Edge Insight says a good portion of chain restaurant customers frequent those establishments because of a good selection of properly priced alcoholic beverages. If there were one bit of information independent restaurant operators could use in their struggle against chains, that’s it. Not only do many independents have better bars, […]

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Sorry, Mayor Fischer, but Louisville isn’t the Bourbon Capital of the World

September 23, 2013
Sorry, Mayor Fischer, but Louisville isn’t the Bourbon Capital of the World

Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher proclaimed in mid-September that the numbers show Louisville, not Bardstown, Ky., is the Bourbon Capital of the World. (Click here to see news report.) The humble town of 13,000 has laid claim to the title for many years now, trademarked it even. Yet in the middle of its biggest event, the […]

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