Been a holder of Darden the last 3 years and am
very pleased with the growth even with the recent
downturn the last few weeks. My only beef is everything I
have seen and heard of Bahama Breeze has been
outstanding. Why then is the rate of expansion so slow in that
segment of the company. I believe if expansion was at a
greater rate, we would see much better earnings growth
with significantly greater returns. Especially in the
Southeast where it would seem this type of restaurant would
be widely accepted as it has been in
At the rate they are expanding, it will be some time
before Bahama Breeze is a player. Any thoughts?
Interested in anyone who has been to Smokey Bones
and has seen the concept and business they bring
though the door? I would not understand a RAIN
acquisition at all and would not agree with that. (I have
seen RAIN and was not that impressed by the concept at
MGM in Vegas) I think it is better to grow the Bahama
Breeze more rapidly and focus on OG and Red before
getting too carried away. Everything I have witnessed
with B.B. is that this is the catalyst for good growth
in the next few years without losing focus of the
two core entities.
Long on DRI!!
to RAIN rumors also, I do wonder how much of a
fit it would make here. Each DRI chain has clearly
defined cuisine. When in Las Vegas earlier visited RAIN
there, enjoyed the scenery and live birds, etc. but
honestly thought food was so-so, nothing to crow about -
most unlike when I visited the true gourmet pleasures
of Mark Miller's Coyote Cafe and Emeril Lagasse's
N.O. Fish House (at the MGM Grand). And all other I
know who visited RAIN's weren't "gastronomically
impressed" either. While DRI doesn't go for the top tier
like Lagasse, RL, OG, and BB offer pretty good dinners
- so if DRI really does buy RAIN they will have to
whip the menu and food quality into focus and shape -
take away the scenery and RAIN does not match DRI yet.
But we'll wait and see. Good luck DRI owners.
looks like someone who is just real company
oriented. probably a real workaholic. any way, looks like
lob has been shut up.back to biz...any word on smokey
bones? i know they are looking for upper mgmt positions,
is there n opening list anyone is aware of?
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 16:46:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: lob lover <email@example.com>
about your actions using online mail
discuss your career and employer. Do you
your name and picture are accessable?
That you can
be held accountable for what you say?
you are compromising our compass which can be
Lastly, if you were to get driven
into making comments
abount our company that are
confidential, you can be
in violation of SEC regulations,
subject to government
I see you
are young. As an old timer, don't use the
to post your position. Don't keep
advice". You have no idea what trouble you may get
An avid compass
Do You Yahoo!?
Bid and sell for free at
You can understand why I was a little hesitant about
posting further messages here. I wrote him/her an email
back asking him about his position but he/she did not
respond. Im not sure why??
Hey stupid; dont you think I as an invester have
the RIGHT to know if the managers at DRI dont like
the policies that some fat ass in orlando puts in
place!!! dont you think that this has a DIRECT IMPACT on
the stock price? If you dont then you REALY ARE A
STUPID BASTARD!! take your compass and shove
STOP BOTHERING THE PEOPLE ON HERE!!!!!
Can you imagine a Stuart Anderson's Chat Room? If
you're into that sort of thing, give it a try. If so,
you need a life!!! Otherwise, save your
Had they offered me a buy one/get one free, I might
have been interested. Hear that Stu?
I recently updated the Stuart Anderson's Club on
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especially Stuart Anderson's Black Angus/Cattle company.
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