I have been a huge fan of FD since I moved to La Crosse, WI from Cal recently. Best BBQ I have had from a restaraunt (and I'm from Chicago). The place is small and always packed. Coming from the LA/Las Vegas/San Diego scene, there is nothing that compares in quality or atmosphere. I even interveiwed the manager tonight on his views which were very positive. Anyway, to make a long story short I'm going to pick up 1,000 shares this week. Now the bad experience, I was out with a client recently at FD's and he had a moderate alergic reaction to the peanut sauce FD uses with the wings. My client was not warned in the menu of the use of peanut products (which is a common alergy) and could have gotten very sick or died. In short, FD's needs to warn customers or at least look at ways to prevent this in the future. FD's has too deep of pockets (mine too soon)not to take this seriously.
>>>My client was not warned in the menu of the use of peanut products (which is a common alergy) and could have gotten very sick or died.<<<bezek2 ��������____________________
Don, I strongly recommend that you e-mail Famous Dave's and tell them the story.�� I'm sure that they read these boards but then you'll be on record as having informed them.�� I have a son who is allergic to peanuts so I know how life-threatening it is.�� Anything that contains peanut products should be clearly labeled and menu items likewise.
I, too, was intrigued by the issue exposed in this post. I talked with a store manager at Dave's and also someone within corporate of another large restaurant company. Neither of them were attorneys but they both said about the same thing: it's up to the customer to tell the restaurant of their allergies and the restaurant will then advise on food selections.
I don't think I've ever seen a restaurant that displays every ingredient (down to the ingredients in sauces and such) on a menu. Menus would easily become complex tomes (sic?).
If the person with the peanut allergy informed the wait staff at Dave's about the allergy without being warned about a menu item being cooked in a peanut oil product, I'd say that person would have a good lawsuit. If the person with the peanut allergy is not routinely and meticulously taking note of everything she/he eats, that person is living very dangerously.
You should ask before ordering. Many restaurants use peanut oil in their recipes. Don't always blame the restaurant. Maybe they should be responsible for putting floride in the water too? If it's important to you then ask.
the past, you like restaurant stocks. I value your opinion on said stocks. I would like to know what you think about UNO PIZZA, SYMBOL is UNO. Would you kindly do some research, and give me a post back? I think it has great potential.
Wow, you picked a good one. I especially liked the fact that they are diversified and have improved their food cost(UNO). Plus they've broken out of their trading range (good sign) I'd probably wait for the stock to relax a buck or so before buying in. It's had a pretty nice run. But that's up to you.
Quote: Pizzeria Uno, however, is not your typical restaurant company dependant upon its customers staying loyal after the novelty wears off. Why? Because it also has a successful non-restaurant business that is less susceptible to fickle customer tastes since it relies on long-term contracts. Unlike most other restaurants, this one supplies its Uno-branded food to more than 375 hotels, 75 movie theaters, and 50 other venues, building brand awareness and loyalty among both new and existing customers.
UNO is not one of the stocks I currently follow, but I'll read up on it a bit and give you my 2 cents. I have been following a stock called The Daily Grill (GRIL) and they own a couple of Uno's which they are trying to sell to raise capitol for expansion of their Daily Grill concept (which I happen to love). I believe their Uno's are doing pretty well.