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BBatesokc
06-09-2011, 11:04 AM
+1

I've seen numerous restaurants lose their appeal when they expand and get to big. Depending on the menu, you cant simply add seats to feed more people. You also have to expand grill space, fryers, cold storage, dry storage and etc to keep up. Otherwise, you have people sitting in seats waiting on food instead of eating and moving on. Its simple queing theory...

I've also seen numerous resturants lose their appeal when they get greedy and start cutting back on quality of ingredients or portion sizes to make more profit.

Nic's has actually looked to expand and the city has met with him on what he is legally able to do (which isn't much).

Personally, often it is small size and uniqueness that make an establishment so popular. You take Nic's and put it in some stripmall or big boxy type location and I think it instantly becomes less of an attraction.

jstaylor62
06-09-2011, 11:16 AM
Personally, often it is small size and uniqueness that make an establishment so popular. You take Nic's and put it in some stripmall or big boxy type location and I think it instantly becomes less of an attraction.

I agree. I've been eating at Jimmy's Egg for 30 years. While its easier to walk in and sit down at their big new resturants, I still prefer the counter at store #1 on 16th and N May.

BBatesokc
06-09-2011, 11:18 AM
I agree. I've been eating at Jimmy's Egg for 30 years. While its easier to walk in and sit down at their big new resturants, I still prefer the counter at store #1 on 16th and N May.

Love that store! I've tried the one in MWC and the two in Edmond. None were nearly as good on any level.

Pete
06-09-2011, 02:29 PM
Another example of expand-and-lose-what-made-you-special is Cocina de Mino. Their original location on SE 29th was fantastic and authentic. Then, they tried to replicate it all over town and it was never the same.

Thunder
06-09-2011, 05:40 PM
I went to cattlemans last night for the first time after watching a rerun of the OKC episode of man vs food. It was good but it wasn't this gamechanger restaurant that many have described it to be. plus my presidential t-bone steak wasn't as big as I hoped for either. Probably won't be back.

Mom and I also went there for the first time about 2 weeks ago. It was nothing as it was hyped up to be on here and in commercials. They have a lot of work to be done on the interiors. Their menu is very limited and the desert selections is a joke. They do not have this orange dressing (dunno name) that mom wanted and didn't even have Ranch. Salads was also a joke that had mom to request several items to be brought out so she can enjoy her salad. Vegetables are extremely limited and they do not have the more common varieties. Basically both thumbs down for that place.

jmarkross
06-09-2011, 06:29 PM
Mom and I also went there for the first time about 2 weeks ago. It was nothing as it was hyped up to be on here and in commercials. They have a lot of work to be done on the interiors. Their menu is very limited and the desert selections is a joke. They do not have this orange dressing (dunno name) that mom wanted and didn't even have Ranch. Salads was also a joke that had mom to request several items to be brought out so she can enjoy her salad. Vegetables are extremely limited and they do not have the more common varieties. Basically both thumbs down for that place.

Cattleman's--proof positive advertising can make you show up anywhere to eat a mythical meal. Everyone is forgetting the gnarly itty-bitty burnt-out cinder of a baked potato they toss on your plate with that "tablespoon o' salad" sprinkled with the World-Famous half & half with onion powder dressing...and it'll be more than $20--even at lunch--for this snack...

There WAS a great Cattleman's Restaurant...down the street from the Adolphus in downtown Dallas...

Easy180
06-09-2011, 08:12 PM
Another example of expand-and-lose-what-made-you-special is Cocina de Mino. Their original location on SE 29th was fantastic and authentic. Then, they tried to replicate it all over town and it was never the same.

+1

OSUMom
06-09-2011, 10:14 PM
Piggys was never quite the same after they moved into the bigger building. It definetly lost something but I still miss it.

Martin
06-10-2011, 05:59 AM
huh... i don't remember piggy's being anywhere other than where crabtown is currently. where were they previously? -M

BBatesokc
06-10-2011, 06:36 AM
huh... i don't remember piggy's being anywhere other than where crabtown is currently. where were they previously? -M

I believe they used to be in the building next door where Bricktown Burgers is now. And yes, it was much better before they moved.

OSUMom
06-10-2011, 05:06 PM
I believe they used to be in the building next door where Bricktown Burgers is now. And yes, it was much better before they moved.


That's where they were. And back then there was nothing else in Bricktown.

ctchandler
06-10-2011, 06:23 PM
Wasn't the Spaghetti Warehouse already there? I'm not sure about that, just curious.
C. T.

That's where they were. And back then there was nothing else in Bricktown.

OSUMom
06-11-2011, 12:18 AM
Wasn't the Spaghetti Warehouse already there? I'm not sure about that, just curious.
C. T.

Not for a long time. There was nothing there except Piggy's and I think a railroad station of some sort across the street. Where the police station is now. It was only open for lunch because you didn't go there at night. Spaghetti Warehouse was one of the first to move in after Bricktown started being renovated but Piggy's was there long before that.