and frankly, thats the ONLY REASON I GO TO BKW though WEN has seen my business for the last 6 months and, with age, my fastfood visits are MAYBE, once a week and more likely, one trip every few weeks unless its my turn to take care of my Grandson.
My nightmare with BKW started when I decided to buy a quick dinner for 6 and bring it home. This happened shortly after BKW started their hand dipped milk shakes. It took quite awhile for those shakes, TOO LONG to wait in a drive-thru, just ask those stuck in line behind me.
BKW decided to become more of a upscale hybrid fastfood place that could cross into olivegarden, 31 flavors, and Carls junior territories WHICH IS GREAT, INSIDE AN AIRPORT! However, out on the street, why does ANYONE, mostly EVERYONE, actually go to a BKW? burgers and fries.
Broader menu represents greater transporation, storage, specific food source risks and becoming a one sixe fits all type place and thus ZERO specialization.....ZERO target specific markets....and a bland food serving buffet. MCDs is doing the samething so like I asked MCDs in a similar post, allow me to ask BKW, WHO AND WHAT, R U ?
Hats off to WEN creativity and innovation and WENs gain comes at BKW and MCDs expense. One could make the point that WEN success is born of MCDs and BKWs failure in their effort to literally become everything to everyone and EVERY NEW BURGER startup, popping up across America owes a great debt of gratitude to MCD and BKW and their effort to find themselves in todays consumer puzzle palace.
What are you? I ask only because it seems the broadening of your menu has come at the expense of your burger quality. But also because the broader ones menu, the braoder the inventory, transportation, and storage costs. Not to mention a wider exposure to food type specific market issues effecting supply etc.
Maybe if you want to seve pizza at some time, it would be worth GROWING UP and buying say a DOMINOs or some other nationwide chain and take advantage of transportation economy of scale at the very least. Not to mention not having to try and turn your buger kingdon into a half step operation that can;t even keep up with the new burger places players like 5-guys and others not to mention WEN slapping a pretzel bun in your face.
Hey wait a minute, why not DOUBLE or TRIPLE your Kingdom? Ever heard of YUM.....they did'nt see anything in trying to serve pizza at a Taco Place.......get it?
Once a RESTAURANT decides to become everything to everyone, they become a buffet with bland foods, less ability to move quickly into new and growing trends w/in the food market. Wanna serve yogurt? BUY A YOGURT CHAIN!
As I said, the larger the menu, the greater the inventory and supply chain stress AND...the greater expired food loss.
Who R U Now, MCDs? Like "marketwatch" and "motley"point out in their articles addressing fast food joint healthfood failures.......when you adopt a wider menu, you risk abandoning the quality of what made you big in the first place and I have to say, the burgers and buns have gotten smaller and the dried burger puck like thing on the bun you serve me, drained of an semblence of freshness or juiceyness has turned me away. Not like thats a big thing but it seems I am not alone in departing the MCDs legend I grew up with. All IMHO of course.
Take away! WEN has decided the flatbread and trezel buns are here to stay. Adapting to consumer trends with new innovations has created a new path for fastfood, one that I assume others wills trive to follow.
With new burger joints/chains beating up the traditionals, like MCD, BKW, and WEN....WEN has shown us all that alittle tweek here and there is all thats needed!
REALLY? No, WEN has offered up some great combo's where MCDs seems content to throw anything they can sufficiently mass produce against the wal and it it sticks, it stays. Alot more of these efforts have fallen by the wayside then have made it. This of course makes one wonder what is going on in the spaceship/saucer shaped, surround sound/screen think tank in MCDs Oakbrook fortress!?
I had my first breakfast at WEN today, the saus/egg burrito with HOMEFRY style Potatoes that will SHAME ANY AND ALL POTATOE-TOT type offerings was very good, EXCEPTIONAL potatoes!
WEN has shown it is willing and able to turn the corner along with consumer demands/tastes. I think WEN continues to etch out more market share against those hockey-puck burgers at MCD and BKWs search for a new identity.
All IMHO of course!
Talk about the firing of a warning shot over the bow of SHORTs! Can NAYSAYERS....WHINERS....SHORTs.....say the words......UPWARD PRESSURE!? LMAO!
To add, SD only owns ground in 3 countys in Kansas and they have already built their infrastucture.....of course Cleint9 must not be able to interpret what it is, being said in the SHELL article which is good! Because when the juggernaut of SHORTs decide to exit, it will give the SDs price a slingshot upward movement!
Agree....first, if GS sees 58, plan on at least 62-65.......but here is the catch IMHO.....FB's growth will show ACCELERATION regarding ad revenue and EVERY ANALyst will find that they are BEHIND the power curve on this one.
Unlike some of the other so called bubble stocks like AMZN, NFLX, etc., FB is actually making money and
this appears to be growing/accelerating as we speak/read...whatever! All merely IMHO...of course!
cleint, no one likes a bully. GROW UP. When you attack a mans beliefs, religion, or ideology, you attack his soul. Wars are being fought right now around the world over the same STUPID ignorant philosophy you just displayed.
What goes around comes around and I am confident you'll get yours! LMAO!
It seems for the moment, that SD has raised its bottom consolidation/resistence level to the 5.60+ range? Or ?
has been projected by many NOW, to cap out in the low to mid 50's over the next 12 months. Well ANALYsts don't like being circumcised by the market so you can bet on the UNDER forecast, over deliver/hope!
Meaning, ANALysts are often very conservative with their numbers.
To add, it seems every new upgrade is inching those numbers upward! People were excite about 52, afterall it validated FBs price recovery back to at least its IPO price after the timeframe of pain and the latest upgrade issued a price target of 55!
LMAO! It is a momentum stock that is likely going to SURPRISE on earnings as we go forward; afterall, we are on untrodden ground.....MOBILE ADVERTISING...which FB seems to have a handle on and if this trend continues, then FBs forward price will likely pull an AMZN/NFLX/ or whatever other HOT stocks we have watched over the last few years of economic turmoil! ALL the above IMHO.
Yes, the guest DWEASELDICK on CNBC said FB was trading at 200 times LAST YEARS EARNINGS( I believe) and of course this has NOTHING to do with this years or next years projected earnings which are likely VERY CONSERVATIVE and time will validate this.......................the guy should be held liable for yelling fire in a crowded theater........unreal.....
Agree, the dweaselDICK on CNBC says FB trading at 200 times earnings? Really ? next years earnings are projected at about 97 cents....and um...gee, 200 X .97 is um let me see...hey wow, thats only 194.00 bucks per share! LMAO! This years earnings are supposed to be .72 cents and um let me see 200 X .72.....well hey, what-ya know!? 200 X .72 is 144.00 bucks and FB is at what? 49+/-!!!????
The AZZZZWIPE on CNBC should not only be called on what he said but held liable because a bumnc of Mom and Dad's probably pulled the rip-chord on that idiots rant!
Oh well, live and learn!
I hope you're right! I have been alittle too hard on DRI and maybe what everyone is missing here is that we have a dwindling middle class with the economic backdrop we have faced over the last 5 years. Its good to see DRI adjusting to its own marketplace, these wheels should have been set into motion long ago!
I do however reiterate my own experience with DRI over THE LAST 40 YEARS! In the late 1980's a DRI restaurant was a great place to take clients after an office meeting, reasonably priced for a group and the food and service were always good.
However, today....DRI restaurants have become a default place for me and i think perhaps many! its one of those okay, lets get ready to drop 150 bucks and take the kids to dinner! Or maybe a B-day celebration. the point is, that one or two trips to a DRI restaurant per year and this is the customer DRI needs to get through too!
If its any consolation, KFC faces the same dilemma, COST! Here's todays choice, go to your local grocer and get an 8 piece or 16 piece dinner with sides for a FRACTION of the same at KFC! Sure the taste is not that of KFCs beloved original crust or the mashed pot's/ or those wonderful biscuits but, it is literally, typcially HALF THE PRICE of the KFC venture!
So today we see the AVERAGE MAN/WOMAN/FAMILY opting for price considerations! Afterall, 5 years ago there was little choice for many! Looking at the number of Families who lost their homes during the bust should have sent a loud and clear message to the restaurant industry and, oh thats right, this event did get through to ALL THE CLOSED RESTAURANTS that scatter our towns/cities across the nation.......so DRI has done well to stay alive.....now maybe this trend of ADJUSTING to ones own marketplace will serve DRI for the better but getting the average Family to spend 100 bucks at a DRI verses 50 bucks at a fastfood place is still going to be a challenge. Restaurants work on economy of scale except for very highend places.